Month: June 2016

June 15, 2016 prairiefairy No comments exist

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I know I have been missing around here so much as of late. With other things going on and my daughter graduating I have been so busy I didn't get a chance to touch a tube of paint for near a month. It was killing me. Despite having way too many things to do I pulled out a canvas and some paint last week and created a little floral. I recorded it all, including some of my thought process towards composition. The rest is speed up so as not to take hours to watch. If you find the speed too fast you can always click on the gear in the bottom right of the player, then select speed and slow it down. You might be able to see things better.

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Hope you enjoy, I will post some pictures soon of some of what I was busy doing and why I was doing it. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you soon!

And now for the videos!

June 6, 2016 prairiefairy 4 comments


This is the third time I have painted onto this canvas. Each one was wildly different from the last. I will have to share the photos. I did film this last go however so I am sure it will make it onto youtube soon if you are so inclined to visit. I am brushing up my skills with the ole art supplies because I have some amazing news!!!!!!!!!

The lovely and oh so talented Mystele Kirkeeng and I are going to be teaching at an art retreat this fall in Syracuse New York!!!!!!! O M G! I am so over the moon excited about this, you have no idea. I am absolutely intrigued with the format we are offering. Why you ask, well, its all in the name.

Beauty and the Brush

Mystele is Beauty: the intuitive style whisperer, she is going to guide you along on a path to find your true artistic voice.

Me, I am the brush: the technique and tool guru, I am going to teach you everything about how to master the tools and materials you use to create, maybe introduce you to some new ones too!

If I have piqued your interest and you can't wait to find out more, check out this short promo video that gives you a little taste of what we do. Would love to have you join us if you can!


I have have to admit I have not been painting much at all lately, other things good and bad going on. My daughter is graduating this year so I have been desperately trying to clean up and landscape at least some of the backyard so we can have a little party for her back there. We built a fence last year and the yard was basically demolished in the process. I really enjoy doing it, I love the power tools lol. I will definitely post some pictures of the progress in the backyard as I go along. But for now I decided I needed to brush up and get practicing for Beauty and the Brush.

Hope your summer is shaping up to be wonderful and if you are on the other side of the continent where winter is upon you, too bad for you! HA HA! Myself, I can't wait for the warm sunny beaches and bike rides oh and the paint nights in my backyard too, when its done that is!