Brenda's Banter . . . .
Spring is progressing all too quickly here in Williamsburg. In spite of somewhat colder temperatures, the various flowers have pretty much bloomed on schedule. The late daffodils, tulips, and dogwood trees are finishing up, the wisteria and azaleas are in full bloom, and the iris are opening. The trees have mostly budded out with new leaves, and all the gorgeous greens of spring are beautiful against the bluest of skies! The photo above was taken earlier when the Yoshino cherries were in full bloom. It is one of my favorite photos taken this year.
Win a Brenda Stewart Original
Every now and again, we like to surprise our customers with an opportunity to win something on the web site. Since many painters would love to own one of Brenda's painted pieces, we are offering one for our spring drawing. Any web site purchase made now through May 24 will qualify you to be entered in a drawing for the lovely porcelain tray, Dancing Violets.
Remaining 2015 Williamsburg Seminar
Autumn and Christmas Seminar
We will work on two projects during the fall seminar. One is a lovely fall banner done on Roc-Lon. It is attached to a decorative wood top and bottom with velcro strips. The other is a new Santa on a beautiful new box with a framed lid top and decorative brass feet. This one will surely be among your Christmas heirlooms. Due to popular demand, we will again be working on the Ampersand Aquabord for the watercolor project.
Treat yourself to the perfect Mothers Day Gift . . . . .
WHEN: November 6, 7, 8, 2015
Bev Marx and Brenda Stewart are sponsoring a colored pencil seminar with Marian Jackson, MDA. Marian produces some of the most beautiful work in the colored pencil world and is a very detailed and easy to understand teacher. We will be doing two projects: Tomatoes and Basil and Alstromeria in Glass. If you are interested in joining us for this wonderful opportunity to study with Marian, go to Brenda’s Blog to download complete details and printable information.
Check out the New Items page for the latest additions....E- packets as well as new additions to Brenda's signature wood items.
Web Site Specials
We are running a special on select wood surfaces and packets. This special will is in effect from May 5 to May 24. All specials are while supplies last, some items are close outs with a limited supply. CLICK HERE for the Web Site Specials Page
Winter Wonder Santa At Rest Market Bounty Watercolor
White Satin Porcelain
You may have noticed the disappearance of the White Satin Porcelain page from our web site. Many of you know that we have been slowly phasing out these beautiful surfaces. A couple of years ago the main factory that produced this product closed and most of our items became unavailable. We tried some product from other factories, but were very dissatisfied with both the quality and the reliability. I made the decision to quit fighting the porcelain battle and concentrate on designing for other surfaces. I am quite excited about spending more time designing signature wood pieces and working on some new surfaces, such as the Ampersand Aquabord. Meanwhile, we sold down our porcelain inventory and the last pieces left our shelves this fall. All paintings that were originally done on the porcelain may be painted on wood or other surfaces. . . plates, trays, boxes, etc. Alternative surface only need to be prepared with a white or off white acrylic basecoat.
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