I’ll be demonstrating how I take my bird photos and then doctor them up using Photoshop all day this coming Saturday as part of the Northern Neck Artisan Trail’s Second Saturday Program. Professional artists who work from photos use photos they have taken themselves. Sometimes those photos need a little help with cropping, fixing camera… Continue reading Second Saturday Demonstration: Reference Photos
Kauffman Studios has been on the Northern Neck Artisan Trail for nearly a year. In the coming year I hope to become a juried member of the Trail System. I learned yesterday evening during a meet and greet of the Northern Neck (NNK) Artisan Trail members at Good Luck Winery, that it is possible for… Continue reading Northern Neck Artisan Trail
I admit I have a tendency to bounce from thing to thing. As I’m trying to grow my art business and my essential oil business, it can be especially challenging to say “no” to friends who assume that since I do not work in an office or “regular” retail setting, especially when what they are… Continue reading Squirrel!
I learned some cool stuff yesterday at the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society Meeting. We had a program about the importance of making notans as part of the preparation needed to create successful paintings (in any media). And our instructor, Robin Caspari, gave us some really neat tricks to use on our electronic devises. I’ve known about… Continue reading Notan and Electronics
We drove all the way to Skyline Drive last week looking for beautiful foliage. The mountain scenery was very nice and getting away together was even nicer. But we didn’t see a lot of color. But this week here at home! Wow! It’s just busting out all over. Check out these photos from this morning… Continue reading Distractions Out My Windows
I started two new little bird paintings today. One will be a seagull and one a Blue Jay. They are in the first stages and with luck, I will finish at least one of them soon and post. I’m thinking of taking one or two of my favorite bird paintings that have sold and re-use… Continue reading Empty Canvases
Hurricane Michael arrived in Virginia yesterday afternoon and evening and was down graded to a tropical storm. It spawned multiple tornados across the state and as hubby and I went to bed the power blipped off. The generator kicked on, but then the power came back and I thought we were past the worst. Turns… Continue reading Weather News
gets in the way sometimes. I really have been meaning to get back in the studio this week but I’ve been procrastinating I think. I’ve got my next several kitty reference photos picked out and ready to go. I have started a self portrait painting by setting up a mirror, doing some preliminary sketching, stained… Continue reading And then life…