Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Finding Your Artistic Voice - Daisy Sunshine

8"x8" oil on gessoed masonite archival panel

"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent."

- Madeleine Albright

I'm back from a wonderful, though mighty short weekend in Norfolk, VA. I was given the opportunity to present "Finding Your Artistic Voice" and a demo on palette knife painting techniques at London Square Gallery in Norfolk. An enthusiastic group showed up for the demo and talk. Since it was a two hour presentation, I provided a hand-out with information to supplement both these topics as well as a "home-work" assignment! It's an exercise that I found about six years ago, recommended by Kevin Macpherson, which provided a huge breakthrough for me at that time. When I explained the process, I saw heads nodding, wow, yes, that would indeed make a difference! For those in attendance that do try it, I'd love to hear back from you!

One of the fun parts of a demo, is bringing 'the magic' to a blank canvas/empty board.

I'd love to expand this to a full workshop, so that those in attendance will have the opportunity to try their hand at it as well!

I am so grateful to Scott London, of London Square Gallery for hosting this event, and for all those who attended Saturday! Thanks boodles!! If you live in the Hampton Roads area, please stop in to see the eleven new paintings I delivered! They are all part of my 'Sunshine Series' of florals I've been working on the last few months in my anxious wait for Spring to arrive here in New England. They are the pieces that got me through 'bleak winter'. These florals over-flow the boundaries of the canvas with simple, yet beautiful things...which is metaphoric for what I want in my life..the feeling of "good things running over"..... simple but bountiful; full of life, love and light.

London Square Gallery is located at 4410 Colley Ave. in Norfolk, Va. Call for hours: 757-440-0269.

Contact me for more information here.

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Blogger Jerry Stocks said...

This is a beautiful painting. I just wish I could have been in Norfolk to watch you paint it.

May 4, 2011 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks so much Jerry! I really enjoyed the day! It would have been fun to meet you there!

May 4, 2011 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger CTJPMarie said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee your work! It's just beautiful!!!! :) You capture it as I could only hope I could. :)

December 1, 2011 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger CTJPMarie said...

I love your work! You capture it as only I could hope to! Bravo!

December 1, 2011 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks so much Marie!! You made my day! :-D

If you like- I'm offering 2012 Calendars for sale & this painting is the picture for March!

December 1, 2011 at 9:29 AM  

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