Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'd Rather be in Hawaii...with Dava

Felicia Kramer is continuing her "I'd Rather be in Hawaii" series today with a wonderful article about my good friend and photographer, Dava Shepherd. She lives on Kauai in Kapaa and is a fellow member of Women Artists of Kauai. One of my favorite photos from Dava is pictured above, "God Always Leaves a Window Open" and can be purchased at her Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/treasuresfromhawaii . This photo is from the (green) Wai'oli Hui'ia Church, in Hanalei which many people remember passing on their way to the "end of the road" on the North Shore of Kauai.

To read more about this amazing artist click here: http://feliciakramer.blogspot.com/2010/02/id-rather-be-in-hawaii-with-dava.html

Aloha and Have a Warm and Beautiful Day,
Marionette

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'd Rather be in Hawaii

Aloha! This week I am being featured on Felicia Kramer's Blog "Another Bright Idea". Her theme is "I'd rather be in Hawaii" and she will be featuring a different Hawaii artist each day this week. You also get a chance to win a giveaway from each artist by leaving comments on Felicia's Blog. Click here to check out her article: http://feliciakramer.blogspot.com/2010/02/id-rather-be-in-hawaii-with-marionette.html

My giveaway is a 5"x7" print of "Kalalau" which is pictured above! Mahalo Nui Loa to Felicia for doing this article!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Online Art Classes

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"How to Paint the Mountains"

Several of my Facebook Friends suggested that I try to teach an online art class especially for those who can't travel to Kauai. So, I thought, "Why not?" After much thought, I invited those interested into a closed group on Facebook just for the class. Now through text, photos, and video, I am able to bring my classes to my far away students and the feedback has been positive.

My first class was "Landscapes of Kauai in Watercolor "where I provided a photo of the famous Polihale Beach of Kauai for everyone to print and use as a reference for the class. Next, I put together a detailed supply list with links to Blick Art Materials website for easy ordering and also for a photo and description of the exact supply needed for the class.

Lessons took place through step-by-step photos and videos of myself painting the project. I then posted them to the group page. This way everyone could work at their own pace when they had the time. I also encouraged the students to post photos of their progress so that I could give them some feedback. Private feedback was also given through emails.

I am currently planning to continue my landscape class, plus add a Tropical Flowers of Kauai Watercolor class, a Plantation Cottages of Kauai Watercolor class, and a Beginning Sumi-e Class.

If you are interested in taking one of my upcoming online art classes, please email me. You need to have a Facebook account to participate. The class fee is a voluntary donation of $10 per class.

Friday, February 5, 2010

I'm "In the Spotlight"

Recently I was featured in the Casey Shannon Studio Newsletter.  Casey is an amazing Sumi-e artist.  Please check out this link February 2010  for the entire interview and to see Casey's amazing work!