Wonderful, whimsical Alice has inspired so much stunning paperie at this studio….Quirky characters, big, lush blooms, enchanted gardens and curious moments galore. Such fun to paint and play with this imaginary Wonderland.
Clean lines, an ethereal palette and whispers of texture…
Someone once taught me to NOT blog, if you couldn’t offer something valuable…so yes, I have take a bit of a hiatus from the RiceInk blog for a while, to invest my attention elsewhere. Not because I don’t love my readers and love pouring out my heart but because this gal knows her limits. And, I know you don’t want to read about anything ho-hum.
So as my gradual reentry into blogging I’m pretty jazzed about a particular project in the works. Imagine…young couple, brand new home, tons of renovations and a very startk, but wicked cool mid-century ruin of an entry. Enter, bespoke, completely custom, floral wallpaper from Momental. What an honor.
So we begin the brainstorm…
A dreamy venue the likes of an old city estate with charm and detail abounding has my painter’s mind reeling with ideas. Thank you Metropolitan Building in Brooklyn!
Are you ready to paint flowers with me??? Is it time you dive, in, and just to decide to pick up the paint brush you’ve been dreaming of for so long? Yes….right? Okay so, you’ve come to the right place! I’ll be sharing more about my upcoming Watercolor Flowers Online Painting Workshop… but first keep reading
I began my artistic life in a cozy and cramped studio on a main street in my hometown. Surrounding by old paintbrushes, dusty art books, paint spattered furniture and the smell of pigment, I learned beside one of the most passionate artists I know. Her name is Sue Hand. Eventually she brought me on as a teaching assistant, where I guided my peers in their painting pursuits. My college summers were filled leading small classes of eager students wants to learn from me what they could absorb in a few hot, summery weeks of class. Everything from basic figure drawing and paper-making to wheel thrown pottery and always my favorite, bold watercolor, I developed a passion for people at a very early age. There is something both exhilarating and intense about teaching another human to discover art. Bringing a paintbrush and pigment into someone’s life for the first or fiftieth time is a privilege.
– Learn to paint with BOSSA…a certain ———> CONFIDENCE whether it is your first or fiftieth time picking up the brush!
– Discover how to get comfortable with drawing and painting materials you may have never used before.
– Enjoy a drawing exercise that will OPEN your eyes and challenge you to TRULY SEE what you are seeing!
– Enjoy Kristy’s demonstrations of 3 DIFFERENT PAINTING STYLES, working from flower photographs Kristy has taken from her garden
We’ll meet ONLINE via a sweet video streaming app, that will allow you to see me in action and vice versa!