Saturday, January 28, 2017

30 in 30 - Day 28 - Max & My Class

My Day 28 painting for the "30 Paintings in 30 Days" Challenge is of Max. Max was the pet of my friend, Maureen Martini, but Max is no longer alive. He was a sweet dog. This was done with watercolors, watercolor pencils, and ink.

Don't forget to check out the other artwork for the challenge here:
https://www.saetastudio.com/30-in-30-blog


Thursday evening I taught my first art class at the Catbird Seat in Sayville. It is a cute shop on Main Street going into town with all kinds of vintage items, artwork, refinished furniture, and more. Debi Wickliffe asked me to teach an alcohol ink class after seeing some of the tiles I had done recently. We had a full class and everyone seemed to really enjoy the class and get into painting the tiles. Here are some photos from the evening.


All the ladies with their painted tiles. That's me at the far corner of the table with the star pointing to my head. 

Debi set up the room like we were at a dinner party...

complete with wine and snacks.

Everyone hard at work...that's Debi at the end of the table...just observing until she decided to join in the fun.

Susan used some colorful inks on her floral landscape.

The ladies were great at sharing the bottles of ink.

Laurie's first creation...it reminds me of a snail.

Marie working carefully.
All in all, it was a fun night. I knew some of the ladies from my plein air group, but more than half were new to me...and great fun to work with. Everyone got to go home with at least 2 tiles that they had painted.


8 comments:

  1. Max is forever remembered as a bright and spunky guy. Just love his eyes. Your class looks like it was a lot of fun. I haven't done alcohol inks on tile so now I had to look it up. What type of inks do you use? Oh, man, do I really need yet another vice? Hmmmm, YESSSSSS

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    1. Thanks!! I'm using Tim Holtz alcohol inks. I haven't tried any other brands.

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  2. Excellent sketch!
    The class must have been so much fun! Applause all around, teacher and students!!!!

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    1. Jo, thanks so much! I'm glad it went well and that everyone had a good time.

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  3. Cute pup but WOW for your class! What a nice sized group and what lovely creations - well done Joan!

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    1. Thanks, Val! They did a good job at the class.

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  4. What a wonderful portrait in Max's memory! And what fun your class must have been! Wish I could have been there!

    Tina

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    1. That would have been fun, Tina! Thanks. Hopefully we will finally meet in Chicago.

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