Last month's Rock and Paint was so much fun Chad and I decided to do it again! We thought the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20th, would be a fine time for a virtual party! I also couldn't let St. Patty's Day go by without a nod! My husband, Chad Hollister, and I will join forces to bring you an evening of entertainment and painting. While Chad plays his upbeat tunes, I thought we would paint something a little more abstract, yet still inspired by nature. These are titled "Stained Glass Trees".
March is a month when my mind and spirit crave color. I can't wait for the warmer months and the flowers starting to bloom. To me, that is what these paintings celebrate! Above are three different paintings I hope you will be inspired by. On March 20th, I will walk you step by step in creating your own unique "Stained Glass Trees" painting.
Here are the supplies you will need.
One 11x14" or 9x12"canvas
Acrylic paint-red, blue, yellow, black and white
A set of paint brushes, preferably filbert size 1, 4 and 8. Your brushes matter! The wrong brush will make it more difficult to get the results you may desire.
A paint palette. This could be anything from a paper plate to a piece of freezer paper taped down.
A jar for water and paper towels.
Here is an example of my set up. Notice how all my materials are set up on the right hand side. If you are a lefty, switch it up! Footnote-do not put your beverage of choice next to your water cup!
I am thankful to be one of the featured artist for April and May at Art Etc. in Northfield, VT. Art Etc. is a gem of a store! They have everything and anything you could possibly want from local artisans and crafts people. I will be featuring my large cold wax and oil floral paintings, just in time for spring!
I will be taking a road trip this week to Morrisville and Stowe Vermont to replenish my birch paintings. My first stop will be at Rock Art Brewery in Morrisville, Vermont. Not only does Rock Art have REALLY GOOD beer they have an onsite gallery with over 40 artists!
Remarkable Home and Remarkable Things are located in the heart of Stowe, Vermont. Both stores are beautiful and unique in their own way. Remarkable Home carries stunning home furnishings along with fine art. Remarkable Things is a smaller boutique store with everything from jewelry, fine art prints and smaller original works.
For those that are not local or uncomfortable heading out to the stores, you can always find my paintings in my online shop.
Soon the flowers will bloom, the earth will warm and hopefully we will all be spending a lot more time outside with friends.
I hope you join Chad and I on the 20th. Stay healthy!