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Fun Day for Artists

July 19, 2008
Linda and Annette
What you can’t see are Annette’s red sequined tennis shoes.

Yesterday I took a rather spontaneous day off for fun and exploration, along with Linda Stanley and Annette Bush, who both breezed in from Orlando just for the day. Our quickly-hatched plan:

  • have coffee and talk about textural effects in painting
  • get inspired
  • shop for art supplies at AOE Art World, (and oh, by the way — they ship anywhere!)
  • have lunch
  • come back, experiment, and try to teach ourselves something new.

Everything went according to plan. Candace Knapp joined us for a little while, but then she had to go back to work in her studio. We brought home a carload of new stuff from AOE like various acrylic media, new paint colors, and nice big knives for spreading gels. I sprang for a couple more 4-ounce bottles of interference colors and some colors that needed to be replenished.

My work is so experimental already that I always learn something new every time I work on a piece. So while they did their own explorations, I worked on more of my boxes that were in various stages of completion, and also did more work on my son’s commission. In addition to doing several experiments with textural media and some delicious new colors on some mat board pieces, Linda and Annette painted two of the small boxes and those ended up as door prizes for them to take home.

It was a fun and inspiring day. Just what we all needed to get a little kickstart out of the summer blahs.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Cath Sheard permalink
    July 20, 2008 1:19 am

    Wish I could have played too – it sounded like you had a blast. I’ve checked out AOE’s wesbite and was very tempted. Okay, so I bookmarked it so I can be tempted again LOL

  2. Martha Marshall permalink
    July 20, 2008 2:26 am

    Cath, it’s a veritable wonderland. I love to browse the aisles there! Prices are reasonable, and probably worth it to you even with the shipping.

  3. Angela permalink
    July 20, 2008 2:55 am

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time Martha! I’ll bookmark the AOE’s website. 🙂 I’m sure that I’ll love it if you love it. 🙂

  4. Deirdre permalink
    July 20, 2008 3:17 pm

    Thanks for the link to AOE’s. I’m sure they will be getting a portion of my $.

    I enjoy visiting and seeing what you are working on, so I gave you an award today. It’s posted on my blog.

    😀 eirdre

  5. Martha Marshall permalink
    July 20, 2008 7:22 pm

    Wow, Dierdre, I’m honored! Thank you.

  6. CMC permalink
    July 21, 2008 12:35 am

    Wow….sounds like you guys had a fantastic day. Wish I could have played around with you all.

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