Art and Soul Painting Class

Over the last few years I have taught a few painting classes for friends. I try to keep it simple, but sometimes I have to do something a little more challenging just to keep me interested.

I taught this class right before Easter this year and really enjoyed the teaching process as it is a totally different process and mindset than what I use in the art classroom. In my classroom, good enough isn’t allowed. For a 2 hour painting class for the masses, good enough is the mantra!

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So anyway, just incase you were wondering if I am still painting and teaching. yep.

Not much personal painting going on as we are remodeling our house and I lost my designated painting space, but still lots of art happening in my world.

Inventory Reduction Sale

It’s been forever since I’ve posted on here. ouch.  Life is so very busy. And for the sake of my entire family, I’m losing my studio and gaining a patio. So, I have paintings that need to go.

Below are a few of the paintings that I need to sell. Sizes and prices on the captions (you might have to hover on a picture for the caption to come up).  If you might be interested in one, send me an email at emilymclemore@yahoo.com. If you are local, you can pick it up. If shipping is necessary, I will only charge actual shipping plus the cost of the box.

I’ve got more to sell, so maybe I’ll post again before next year!!

Another redo

Here is the original painting that I created as part of my course work with Leonid Afremov. I painted it as directed and required, but I didn’t love it.

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In fact, I’ve looked at it a number of times over the last year or so and considered what I could do to fix it.

Well, I finally decided to just get rid of most of the red.

And here it is.

I have to say, I much prefer the piece now.  I like how the bold reds are just barely seen. They provide a depth to the blues and greens, but are not so over powering!

And now I can say that this piece is mine!

For more information about this piece, click here.

Finding my palette

Over the last couple of paintings, I feel like I have found my go to painting palette.  I really like the heavy use of greens, blues and yellows. Limiting the palette has actually opened up my paintings in a new and fresh way. My painting mentor Leonid Afremov uses EVERY color with lots of reds, and it totally works for him. But it didn’t work for me.  So get ready to see a lot of paintings without red!

To purchase the above painting or prints of it, click here.

Runner in Pink

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I’ve had this big 2’x4′ canvas sitting around for a while. It had a light pink splatter on it and was screaming for something fun.
So this morning, I had some downtime during my conference, so I painted this runner girl.

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I’ve got an entire series in mind now… wouldn’t it be fun to do silhouettes of a girl hurdling or a girl kicking a soccer ball… yeah, lots of ideas, not much time.