Tag Archives: fun

The Answers are right HERE!!!

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Paper and pens and pencils, maybe a pair of scissors…… It’s all you need…
You can create ANYTHING!!!
Sketch it out!!
Write it down!!
Scribble!!!!!!
The ideas will just keep coming when you move your hands!!
Simple goodness!!
So great!
XOXOXOXOXOXOX

Great time at Canaveral Seashore Paint Out :)

This was a really fun event! 26 plain air painters all making art and raising money for programs for the Canaveral National Seashore.

A great cause and a beautiful national treasure!

And we enjoyed perfect October weather 🙂

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Many thanks to all the volunteers and artists and our fantastic leaders, Nancy, John, Dick as well as Cathy for finding great places for us to stay.

And a special thanks to my sweet hosts Mary Sue and Bill and of course their sweet dog Dootie!

http://www.friendsofcanaveral.com/paintout/2014po_pix/

A free fun tutorial for yOu! Best idea ever JAr :)

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Howdy!
When I am not painting I have always loved to do mixed media assemblages and collage…
Here is a sweet little idea that anyone can do.. Maybe you even put your brushes in one of the jars!!
Here is a link! Click away!! It’s freeeee!
Lynn Whipple jar project
And a photo of a Jar I made for my sweet neighbor Mr. Warren.
With love!
Xoxo
Lynn

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How about some Sunnies!!

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These sunflowers were a blast to paint. I learned a ton, which is all you can ask from a painting…
Xoxo

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Check out Seth Apter’s new book!!

Yehaa!!
I am thrilled to be a part of Seth’s new book!! He is a great artist and a fantastic writer! And one of the nicest and most organized folks I know!
The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists Seth Apter

I am featured on his blog today!
http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/?m=1

Sight sizing, painting with your canvas at a distance

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Painting outdoors yesterday with my pal Don, our discussion included one of his professors who would do large “sight sizing” self portraits by placing the oversized canvas quite a distance from the mirror. In his case, about 25-30 feet away. He would roller skate back and forth between his reflection, where he would mix color an decide on one or two brush marks, then he would move quickly from the mirror to the distant canvas and place the stroke. Then, back to the mirror to look at the painting from a distance, mix more color from his reflection and so on….back and forth, back and forth, until the big painting was complete. Very cool idea!

So we tried it!!!!

OMG! Very funny! And hard, and a workout! Here are some pics. We placed the canvas about 12 feet from the mirror. Had a warm light source on the right and the cool light came from a large window to our left. I think we spent under 2 hours.
Look closely and you will see Don is riding a skateboard!! He almost crashed into the easel.

It was amazing to see our 22×28 self portraits build in this way. Don is a great painter, a good friend and a generous teacher, so I learned a ton.
This way of looking forced us make only one or two strokes/decisions at a time, no noodling. For me, I felt a sense of urgency to remember my intended stroke, so I RAN to the canvas and back every time! I think we made some pretty intense noises and we were cracking up. You should try it! Susan Bach, our studio mate, was working nearby and thought the whole process hysterical and would make a good game show. Wouldn’t that be fun?? Yes please!!

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Notes from the park

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Another pretty day here in our home
town.
A little painting capturing that time where dusk starts a tickle fight with early evening.
XOXOOX