Meet the Artist Lynn Whipple: A Q&A

“Creativity = Happiness” by Lynn Whipple Over the next few months I want to introduce you to our wonderful teaching artists in a bit more depth! And, since Lynn Whipple is repeating her wonderful class, “The Joy of Collage,” we’ll talk with Lynn today! (Then when you receive instruction and feedback in a class, you can know who…

Paint Mexico City – Part Three

Two of the highlights for me on the Paint Mexico City trip was spending time with Craig Hudson and Carlito Dalceggio. Craig is co-owner of the Red Tree House with his partner Jorge Silva. Carlito is their friend and has painted two walls in the Red Tree House and a beautiful mural that hangs in…

Paint Mexico City – Part Three

Two of the highlights for me on the Paint Mexico City trip was spending time with Craig Hudson and Carlito Dalceggio. Craig is co-owner of the Red Tree House with his partner Jorge Silva. Carlito is their friend and has painted two walls in the Red Tree House and a beautiful mural that hangs in…

Paint Mexico City – Part Two

Classes with Judy Wise and Katie Kendrick are filled with painting lessons, techniques and wonderful projects. This trip did not disappoint. Judy started by talking about perspective and composition and then how to paint faces using the local paint that she loves using while in Mexico. We proceeded to paint faces that we would later…

Sweet Savannah

One of the highlights in our recent trip to Savannah with the Living Studio and Jeanne Oliver was our exposure to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). The school has over 12,000 students and owns over 65 buildings in the city, many rehabilitated by the school. There are six galleries that are open…

Picking and Waxing, a Dream Workshop

The very talented and funny Daniella Woolf’s Encaustic Improv workshop at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville, WA combined two of my favorite passions–picking at a garage sale and waxing. No, not my legs or eyebrows, waxing what we picked from the Lion’s Club garage sale. Daniella didn’t give us much direction, just be…

Picking and Waxing, a Dream Workshop

The very talented and funny Daniella Woolf’s Encaustic Improv workshop at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville, WA combined two of my favorite passions–picking at a garage sale and waxing. No, not my legs or eyebrows, waxing what we picked from the Lion’s Club garage sale. Daniella didn’t give us much direction, just be…

Homage to a wonderful Italian I knew

Recently, my family lost the most wonderful, proud Italian, my father-in-law, the man my husband was named after, although I called him Mr. V. He lived a long life full of family and good friends and was a supportive and loving grandfather to my two sons.  He loved me unconditionally and I will always treasure…

Homage to a wonderful Italian I knew

Recently, my family lost the most wonderful, proud Italian, my father-in-law, the man my husband was named after, although I called him Mr. V. He lived a long life full of family and good friends and was a supportive and loving grandfather to my two sons.  He loved me unconditionally and I will always treasure…

Delightful assemblages a la Greg Hanson

Portland assemblage artist, Greg Hanson introduced me to the world of assemblage. I love his delightful, whimsical sense of humor in his pieces. Here are just two of his new creations for this year. You can go here to see some of the others. While there, take time to look at some of his postings…

Exquisite Enigmas

This workshop with Andrea Matus deMeng was all about wearing masks or creating ones for the images that we selected to collage, paint and add ephemera to. We learned how to use Aves clay which I already use in my assemblage work (and highly recommend), to make additions to our pieces by molding, sculpting and…

Illuminated Manuscripts

One of my very first workshop teachers was Andrea DeMeng at the now defunct Artfest three years ago. She has been instrumental in my growth as an artist and I have sought opportunities to take classes with her because I know that her workshops will be unique, layered and intriguing. So when I saw that…