New session begins next week 🍂🍁🍂

Ward Pound Ridge Reserve – oil on paper – 15″ x 5″

Suddenly the days are moving so quickly…the clocks change this weekend, the leaves are flying and Thanksgiving is on it’s way 🙂

We will be having a Student Show at the North Salem Library during the month of December. For those of you who want to participate please bring your work to class the week before Thanksgiving break. 🙂 I hope each of you will bring 1 or 2 paintings ready to hang.

Please check “Classes” for details about the upcoming sessions 🍂🦃🍁

For those of you that don’t know about my new website with a focus on my artwork please go and visit https://www.lauragould.art If you want to hear about any new works or changes on my site please sign up via email for any updates and news 🙂

Classes begin 🎨🌻🍂🍁☺️

Summer has been good…lots of painting….time at The Cape with Andrew and the dogs. Andrew did lots of gardening this summer and last night we ate our own Delicatta Squash from the garden 🙂 Now Fall is here and time for classes :O) Looking forward to seeing you all!

This last week I created a new website for my artwork. Paintings, Works on Paper and Prints are all available now on http://www.lauragould.art Please go and visit…hope you like it :’)

This website will now be for updates and all things that pertain to classes and workshops..and all things Barking Dog Studio.

Painted at Muscoot Farm this summer

Back to the farm :O)

Kitchawan is beckoning. We will be going to the farm on Wednesday mornings this summer from July 22nd thru August 26th, meeting from 9:30-12:30. That gives us 6 lovely weeks of drawing at the farm 🙂   This year I will be offering accordion books.  Please let me know if you want one and I will have it made up for you. Accordion books will be $10.00. We will discuss possible ways to create a story through page layouts and how to have a finished book of your summer at the farm.  You are welcome to make your own accordion book or draw in your journals or sketch pads…..as always the goal is to enjoy yourselves.  Choose your own medium….micron pens, watercolor, color pencils, pastels whatever you enjoy.

Cost will be $75.00 for six classes or $15.00 individual classes (pay as you go).

Contact me at lauragould@mac.com if you want an accordion book for you or if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂

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Lasdon Arboretum Plant Sale and Art on May 16th

The house will be opened on May 16th during the Plant Sale.  If you would like to have some of you work on display please bring me your framed piece with proper wire hanger this coming week.  Deadline for drop-off is May 13th. 1-3 pieces per student 🙂

Spring is here!  © laura gould
Spring is here! © laura gould

Where have all the Sable Brushes gone….?

As many of my students know I stopped using sable brushes long ago.  I began to question how the sable hair was acquired and never received a satisfactory answer.   I became uncomfortable with the product.  I found the new synthetic watercolor brushes to handle beautifully so I happily stopped purchasing any animal hair brushes of any sort.

Below is a great link about he fur trade and Kolinsky Sable brushes….why they are getting hard to find and why we should consider alternative brushes that give a wonderful effect without effecting wildlife. :O)

Where Have All the Kolinsky Sable Brushes Gone?.