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Iris Watercolor

Purple Glory

In The Pink - Poppy

Clematis on Porcelain

In The Pink - Hibiscus

Carsanna's Lily

Pansy Passion

Japanese Magnolia


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Music: Waltz of the Wildflowers by John Albert Thomas.
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 Brenda's Banter . . . . .


 

As I write this we are driving through the gorgeous mountains of West Virginia. It is an overcast day, and the mountain tops are all peeking in and out of beautiful clouds. A day when we truly realize how much God has blessed us with the beauty all around us. I only wish Robert  would slow down enough for me to take some pictures to add to this!

We are, of course, headed to the HOOT show. We will have tomorrow to rest a bit and then hit the deck running on Monday Morning with the In The Pink Special Event. We have 18 huge boxes of "goodies" plus the projection system to unload that morning for the event. I am so looking forward to a fun time with all the painters who have registered for the class.

Bright and early Tuesday morning, we will start to set up the booth. Bev, Robert, and I will have two intense days of set up before opening for registered attendees on Wednesday night. It seems overwhelming when all the "stuff" is unloaded and sitting there in the middle of the booth space, and we sometimes think it will not come together. But somehow it does get done! We have always been ready to open...even the year in San Francisco (many years back!) when we did not get our merchandise delivered to us in the booth until about 1AM and had to open at 10 the next morning. We have survived that and other fiascos over the years, and they have been good years, filled with laughter, good memories, and very dear friendships that have been forged through a common interest and shared experiences. How can life get any better?

Jackie is releasing some new things on the web site on Monday, and also posting a "teaser" for the September Seminar. This Santa was a lot of fun, in spite of being a bit more challenging due to being larger and more realistic than some and to determining how to get the effect I was looking for with new layered stenciling and stenciling with stucco. You all know how I love trying something new! There are limited seats available, so come and join the fun!

Brenda

Seminar Update

Come paint with us at the Williamsburg Fall Seminar, September 25, 26, 27 & 28. Winter Wonder Santa is painted on an 8 X 8 Ampersand Aquabord. This wonderful new Santa is done with Brenda's acrylic glazing techniques along with layered stenciling and on the side of the piece, stenciling with stucco. We have limited seats available. Join us for a fun and informative seminar!

We will be doing two projects in the three day acrylic seminar; Winter Wonder Santa and a to be announced project on a beautiful new antique reproduction box.

  Autumn and Christmas Seminar
   Two projects - Fall and Christmas - 1 1/2 days each
  September 25, 26, 27, 28, 2014

  Optional watercolor day September 24, 2014

The seminars are held at the Clarion Hotel Historic Disctict

Seminar Brochure is available for download from the Seminar Page.


Newly Released . . . . . . .

The following packets were released on August 11. The e-packet format will be available soon.




In the Pink - Poppy
SEM-150                                       

$10.00   
                     
E-Packet now available
                         In the Pink - Hibiscus
                         SEM-149
                         $10.00   

                                                                      E-Packet now available







Iris Watercolor

WC-26
$12.00     


                                             
                                         Pansy Passion

                                         SEM-152
                                         $12.00







Purple Glory
SEM-153
$10.00

 


Recently Released . . . . . .


Spirit of Christmas

IS-24  $16.95

This lovely Christmas project includes designs for the top, sides and front panel. The packet includes full instructions, patterns, three 8 X 10 color photos and three 5 X 7 color photos

The Spirit of Christmas Nativity project was recently advertised in the PaintWorks Magazine. We have had an overwelming response to the project. We currently have a waiting list for the chest, so if you would like to have one for this Christmas, please place your order soon. A deposit or payment in full is required when the order is placed and we will bill you for the balance and/or actual shipping charges when the chest is ready to go.

Chest Surface
$85.00




Shepherd Santa
SEM-154  $14.00


This newly released santa is painted on an 8 X 16 holly cut out panel. This Classic Santa would make a beautiful addition to your holiday decor. The packet includes full instructions, pattern, two 8 x 10 color photos and a color worksheet.  This packet is available as an e-packet also.

8 X 16 Holly Panel
$20.00



E-Packets Tips

The major benefits of purchasing e-packets are the savings of postage and time, and they can be delivered almost instantly. Wonderful if you are overseas or have to worry
about customs. However, the end result will only be as good as the attention you put into printing it out.  While regular, inexpensive copy paper is good enough for emails, recipes and other text content, good images require a little bit more. Here are a few points to consider:
  • Purchase a good quality premium or Bright White paper for the brand of printer you have. [e.g. HP- HP Premium paper, Canon - Canon Paper] Matching the paper to your printer brand usually produces better results. It doesn’t have to be photo paper. Make sure you have enough ink in your cartridge before you start.
     
  • Learn how to print only the pages you want. Don’t just automatically hit print.
     
  • Take a moment to look through each page on a print preview and decide if you need them all, then make your selection.
     
The e-packets on our site are set up in the following order: Instruction pages, pattern pages, any color worksheets or step by step color worksheets and then color photos. To get the most out of the photos, you should print them onto a good quality photo paper. The color worksheets may be printed on good quality paper or photo paper, it is your choice.

Copyright applies to e-packets as much as printed works, so please respect the artist and don’t be tempted to share your e-packet
The major benefits of purchasing e-packets are the savings of postage and time, and they can be delivered almost instantly. Wonderful if you are overseas or have to worry about customs. However, the end result will only be as good as the attention you put into printing it out.  While regular, inexpensive copy paper is good enough for emails, recipes and other text content, good images require a little bit more. - See more at: http://brendastewart.com/brendasblog/tips-more/printing-e-packets/#sthash.GjAsUGhW.dpuf
The major benefits of purchasing e-packets are the savings of postage and time, and they can be delivered almost instantly. Wonderful if you are overseas or have to worry about customs. However, the end result will only be as good as the attention you put into printing it out.  While regular, inexpensive copy paper is good enough for emails, recipes and other text content, good images require a little bit more. - See more at: http://brendastewart.com/brendasblog/tips-more/printing-e-packets/#sthash.GjAsUGhW.dpuf
The major benefits of purchasing e-packets are the savings of postage and time, and they can be delivered almost instantly. Wonderful if you are overseas or have to worry about customs. However, the end result will only be as good as the attention you put into printing it out.  While regular, inexpensive copy paper is good enough for emails, recipes and other text content, good images require a little bit more. - See more at: http://brendastewart.com/brendasblog/tips-more/printing-e-packets/#sthash.GjAsUGhW.dpuf

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