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Autumn Banner - Coming Soon
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Santa & Friends Trio Set

Brenda's Banter

Welcome to the new responsive web site. Marian and Jackie went live with the re-worked site this week, and all that remains is to work out all the kinks and quirks! You may not notice much difference in the appearance just yet, but as Jackie and I work on more current additions, you will see more changes. The new site will now appear the same on all your devices.

May arrived with rain and is leaving with rain! My container flowers have suffered a bit, but the alstroemeria lilies on my sunroom porch have continued to bloom their little hearts out. Other than the rain making them droop a bit, they do not seem to be suffering. I am sharing a little vignette that I set up in the keeping room with a bouquet of the lilies...I think I feel another painting coming on! Just wish I could turn the paintings out half as quickly as my brain dreams them up!

We will be leaving for a seminar with the Chesapeake Decorative Artists on Thursday, and one week after returning, will be flying out for two weeks in England. When we arrive home, it will be full speed ahead to prepare for the HOOT show and to finish up all the things that we plan to introduce there. My, how time flies when you are having fun!

Watch for announcements of new things between now and HOOT...and for our annual HOOT specials that we will run on the web site as well as in our HOOT booth.

Join us for a Seminar in 2016

Autumn and Christmas Seminar
September 22, 23, 24, 25
Watercolor Day: September 21

Two 1 1/2 day projects will be taught in this seminar. There will be a new small Santa Banner for Christmas, and the fall project is still being planned.
Seminar Brochure will be available for download from the Seminar Page.

Colored Pencil seminar with Marian Jackson, MDA
November 18 - 20, 2016
Two projects, 1 1/2 days each.


Bev and Brenda are hosting Marian for a second colored pencil seminar this fall. The two projects for this year are Water Lily and Mortar, Pestle and Garlic. The registration is on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure and register now to insure a seat.

Download the regstration information here:  Marian Jackson Seminar Registration PDF

The seminars are held at the Clarion Hotel Historic District.

Announcing a fun and creative HOOT 2016 special event

Join Brenda for this special event class featuring this charming Christmas vignette using DecoArt Media Acrylics, along with Media Modeling paste for dimensional stenciling. Class time will be spent on the Santa panel, but you will receive everything to complete the vignette . . . . all wood surfaces, three stencils, instructions, photos, and paints.

Friday, August 12
Time: 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Class Fee: $76.69
Class: #070A

register today for another fun, creative class with Brenda.

Class catalogs are available March 1 and registration begins in April.

Hope to see you there.


Informative Videos

Masterson Palette

Fine Line Work

Side Loading a brush

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