Winter Still Life Class at Tulpehocken Exchange

Classes

Winter Storm Grayson kicked the east coast’s arse last weekend. The participants of my Winter Acrylic Still Life class braved the ice and snow last Saturday to make some beautiful paintings.

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Bundled up and ready to paint!

I set up a still life with velvet pumpkins, an ornamental miniature bird cage, magnolia pods, a handmade faerie crown, and some plants from Tulpehocken Exchange’s “green wall.” I taught the class about underpainting. There were some beautiful results! Look at the slideshow below for some photos taken during the class.

 

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And here is my completed still life I started during the class.

pink pumpkin still life watermarked

 

My next class at Tulpehocken Exchange will be Pastel Portraiture for Beginners on January 20th. Email info@handmadephilly.com for more information. 

Gourds, and Maize, and Pumpkins, Oh My!

Classes

A few weeks ago I taught a still life painting class at the library where I work. I set up a still life with a cornucopia, maize, faux leaves, and decorative gourds and pumpkins. Class members were equipped with acrylic paint and 11×14 canvases. Some people had some painting experience. Others had previously painted, but on furniture. Everyone that attended raved about how relaxing and fun the class was. One person even told me a few days later that she cried tears of happiness because she loved the class so much!

Below are photos from the class. Keep your eyes peeled for future classes!

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