FINGERPAINTING (a class is born)

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This is being offered locally as a quick class in fingerprinting.  I’ve found that placing the background and much of the bird’s body on the canvas with my fingers cuts down on prep time.  It also allows more latitude in highlighting and shadowing without showing the brush strokes… which is how I discovered this.  When painting large areas I realized I was using my hands to smooth things out and diminish the look of the stroke work.  So why not just start out that way, I thought.  And it worked well.

The class is May 21st, a Saturday.  It starts at noon and runs until we’re finished; about four or five hours.  All materials will be provided, and the cost is $45.  Anyone local who is interested may contact me though this website or call me if you know my number.  Former students will receive an email with instructions.  Thanks for looking.

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About Patsye

I am an older woman and artist. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cats all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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7 Responses to FINGERPAINTING (a class is born)

  1. This is one of those moments when I seriously wish I lived in the US!!! I’m missing out on fun things like your class 😦

    But that’s a beautiful bird. Can’t believe you did most of it by fingerprinting!

  2. The Leaf Diary says:

    What a gorgeous cute little bird!

  3. maureenc says:

    I love your little bird and wish I lived much closer so I could do the day with you.xx

  4. averyclaire says:

    This little bird is adorable!

  5. vanesseva says:

    Lovely! If I were closer, I certainly would! Hope to see more of this!

  6. KittyHere says:

    I adore your redenering of a chickadee. I would certainly hang it in my home.

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