Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"In the Klimt Manner"

sold  Entered this piece in the Woodlands Art Show in the abstract experiemental division.  I received 2nd place.  Will take it to the Lsag convention if I am not working that day.

finished finally

I have finally finished this image, it has had me obsessed with getting it right for 2 weeks.  It is on canvas, 20 x 30".  Will take it to the gallery.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

on canvas

Used acrylic to do this work on canvas.  Am still trying to decide if it needs more work, think it does. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

a few more will work

Northwest Art League has a few more spaces left for the Liz Hill Figure, Collage, Mixed Media Workshop to be held April 19-21 at the Norchester Clubhouse from 10 to 4PM. This is limited to 15 students. Cost is $185 plus model fees split between students. Send $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot payable to NWAL, to Claudia Leffler, 11502 Advance Dr, Houston, TX 77065. Call Claudia at 281-469-6769 or email claudons@aol.com for questions. Claudia Leffler

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Yesterday, March 20th

sold              I did this watercolor at the Saturday morning nude session. It was my birthday and afterward had lunch with my daughter and dinner with friends,. It was a great birthday and like the watercolor.


Gloria is one of my favorite models.  She modeled for us on Wed. at the Watercolor Society.  This was probably my best sketch.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

march 16

Am attempting to put together another group of women collage pieces.  Am hoping to stay on tract and get at least 6 of them finished.  I tend to go in many directions at once, probably due to varied experiences that attract my eye.  Once I see something I want to paint, I can't do anything else until I do it. 

conroe workshop

This is a fine group of artists that I taught last Saturday.  We all had a really great time and hopefully we all learned something. 

Friday, March 12, 2010

a description of my demonstration

Demonstration, Feb 14 at WASH
Liz Hill graciously shared her amazing knowledge, skills and abilities by demonstrating
her creative technique of combining collage and watercolor. We got a glimpse

into the personal context of what inspires Liz.

Liz presented a composition that she had previously started painting while attending

the WAS-H Wednesday model session. Liz mentioned that the model wore a scarf,

and she began demonstrating her method of tearing collage papers as a means to interpret

the pattern of the scarf. Liz applied matte

medium directly onto the painting and then

brushed matte medium and collage papers onto

the surface of the painting. An audience member

asked Liz, “Do you use matte medium full

strength?” Liz answered, “Yes, today I am. But

you can also water it down if you need to.”

Liz continued to describe the skirt that the

model was wearing. Liz lightly sketched with

line charcoal and then applied watercolor onto

the patterned flowered skirt. She also demonstrated

the use of colored gesso. Liz stated that

collage tends to get busy. By applying an

opaque background color, helps to quiet down

the composition. Liz likes to combine opaque

gesso next to transparent watercolors as well as

combining line and shape.

While the wet surface of the previous composition dried, Liz produced yet another

painting of a figure, only this time it was a male figure. Liz began applying geometric

shapes and collage, as she said the design was more masculine. She prefers to use gold
gesso, as she is not able to achieve the

same look with metallic paints or gold

acrylic paints. Liz produced a mat liner to

help her to determine, organize and redefine

shapes. A final addition of black

gesso and gold gesso which are very

strong colors, made the painting bounce.

Liz Hill will be teaching a workshop

on April 30 and on May 1 and 2 at the

Watercolor Art Society - Houston. Be sure

to register for “Drawing and Painting the

Figure.” —


Thursday, March 11, 2010

workshop Saturday

Did a abstract landscape
as a sample for the landscape
workshop coming up Saturday.
Can't wait to get back to my
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Makeup workshop

Make up workshop on Sat March 13, for those who missed my last landscape/abstract workshop I have a 1 day workshop this Saturday in Conroe.  Anyone who might be interested contact Matthewsfeather@aol.com.


Am changing out artwork at Bellville,
will take this in and see if they are
interested in carrying it.
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Monday, March 8, 2010

great client

I have the nicest clients in the world.  This gentleman was kind enough to send me a photo of my "In the Picasso Manner" that he had framed and featured in this living room.  Now that's what I call thoughtful. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010


I finished the Bailey dog pieces this week.  Decided to just hang them without the antique window as the piece got very large when the window was included.  They are hanging at Archway Gallery, where Deborah Bay and Sue Burke Harrington are featured this month.  I got good comments.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

demonstration for Bryan Texas workshop

enjoyed this workshop immensely and the group fo people were the nicest ever.  Am attempting to catch up as am checking on the "Just Figures" show tonite which begins tomorrow nite.  Will paint with the "6 Figure Artists" tonite.

Glamour/30’s style

We draw from old films on some Sundays,this is  From “The Man Who Knew Too Much”, Albert Hitchcock  we draw from old movies every other Sund...