enjoyed an art class I attended the other night.
The class was in using acrylics in the painting of a poinsettia.
The teacher, a self employed artist, was Sharon Smithem.
If you are on Facebook you can find her at
and/or by her name
On the left easel above you can see a final Poinsettia Art Piece.
Sharon used the canvas on the right to demonstrate her step by step process.
Design, color, shading, blending were introduced to us during the class.
The class was held in her artist studio.
Eight of us participated in the 2-3 hour class.
Step by step we followed along,
experimenting and finding our way.
Our individuality became evident as the evening progressed.
The photos tell the final story.
Huge smiles above for our final
Show and Tell
Finding a place in our home for my new piece is a work in progress.
I have had fun trying it out in different places
As I said, I totally enjoyed the class.
So much so that I went out today and
purchased a table easel, canvas, brushes and paints.
What fun it was to do something different.
To take the risk, try something new
and at the end of the evening
feel happy with a sense of accomplishment.
The leaves may fall and cover the ground
but they will have to wait for me now
to find the time to pick them up,
because sometime tomorrow,
I am painting a white pumpkin.
I'll be back soon,