Monday, November 11, 2013


Thankful Oil on gessoed board 5"x7"
I just finished a wonderful workshop with the fabulous artist and teacher Dreama Tolle Perry. This is the first painting I have done since that workshop. She is a former watercolorist as am I, and her method is to paint the first layer of the painting with transparent oils. Yes, there are transparent oils. Then, withoust waiting for the first layer to dry, you start right in with your regular paints-some opaque, semi-opaque, or even transparent. It's a really fun way to paint. As a vegetarian I look forward to Pumpkin Pie as my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. My daughter, Lauri Norman, makes a delicious Pumpkin Chiffon PIe and of course we have it with plenty of real whipped cream! You can email me for the recipe!


Sea Dean said...

Yum! And lucky you training under Dreama.

I noticed that you signed up for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 challenge. Congrats. I'm one of the challenge artists too. Isn't it exciting she's giving us another chance?

If you want to limber up for it, I'm currently running a less stressful ART PARTY over at my blog. You can post any painting that fits the theme, any day till December 24th. Each daily link is open for posting for 24 hours and then it is open for voting on each new painting. If you don't want to post you can just enjoy voting.

Sign up with instructions is here

Once you register you can post your work any day here http://

I do hope you join us ☺

Nancy Darling Handler said...

Thanks Sea but I have a new puppy. Need I say more?