The conservatory work is marching on at Lasdon Arboretum. The foundation is in it’s final stages and the construction it’s on track for being up and running in the late Fall Here’s a digital mock up what we will see upon completion. More information at http://www.lasdonpark.org
Nice video on mixing browns…..in our classes we use glazes mostly to retain light and translucency in the painting but sometimes you just need a brown. This is a great little video about making your own
Looks like a beautiful day tomorrow for our return to Kitchawan Farm We will meet from 10-1pm. See you tomorrow! 🌻🐝🌻
Cosmos at Kitchawan
All of you who have taken my classes started with the sphere…understanding the light and values of shape. The link below describes shape and light beautifully :)
David Gray, an amazing artist…..enjoy. Click on the blue link below….
Contol Your Values — A Lesson from the Sphere
Enjoy one more day in Vickie’s beautiful gardens and then we will move onto Kitchawan Farm next week :O)
Come and enjoy the day….
Yesterday the weather was perfect and the gardens were welcoming. The ladies settled into some shady spots for some painting and drawing
Tomorrow will be another day in Vickie’s gardens. The weather is a bit touch and go right now so please email today if your coming and I will add you to a text update in the morning. If the weather cooperates we will meet at 10am…it we need to push it back a bit we will slightly later in the morning.
Email me if you coming. Fingers crossed
Tomorrow is our fist day to enjoy drawing and painting in Vickie’s lovely gardens.
If you plan on joining us please email me for the address…we will be meeting form 10-1pm
My garden gate, small oil painting almost finished…….
Time for Nature Journaling!!!!! This year we are going to do a few locations. We will begin next Wednesday on June 22nd. The first 2-4 weeks we will meet at Vickie’s beautiful home in Bedford Hills. She has been so gracious to offer her lovely grounds to us for drawing, painting, color pencil, pen and ink, or pastel…choose your medium :) Her property has so much to offer, such a beautiful place to spend long slow mornings…we will have so many inspiring subjects; formal gardens, a reflecting pool, amazing trees and shady passages from one garden to the other.
I may also offer a plein air painting demonstration for you to observe and possibly consider expanding your own experience to working outside in the future :) Still not sure I have the courage to have you all looking over my shoulder😉
Please email me for directions to Vickie’s home before Tuesday of next week at email@example.com
Sessions will be on Wednesdays from 10-1pm. Rain date on Thursdays. $15 per session.
Thank you Vickie!!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to spend time in your enchanted garden ❤️
Click on images for more detail….
The foundation for the conservatory has begun! It has been 10 years of fundraisers, donations and efforts by Lasdon to bring a conservatory to our beautiful park. The photo looks small but it’s not…it’s going to be so beautiful and it sits perfectly into it’s setting. Every class I teach at Lasdon Arboretum helps to bring this dream come true….so thanks to all the students that have come to my classes over the years, you have helped make this come true with a percentage of your fees going to building fund for this wonderful structure.
Should be finished by this Fall….Yeah!!!!!