Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Daffodils Have Finally Bloomed!!

Yeahhh!! It must finally be spring!
The daffodils are in bloom!

I am thrilled to see more flowers in bloom everyday 
and the trees are even budding YIPEEE! 
Man it was a rough winter!!

But back to Florida- Here are some more shots of the beautiful homes along the inter coastal water way…

How about Jackie Collins (author) Yaught

                      Book Ends …Clever huh

That's all for now
Have a great day!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Vacation Time!

How much do I enjoy April Vacation?
Let me tell you …

Especially after the very long and snowy winter we had
going to Florida was an amazing treat!!!
We flew from Albany straight to Ft. Lauderdale.

Even with the daily showers and thunderstorms it was FANTASTIC!!!!

Here I am on the deck of our room..
I was thrilled to wake up each morning and 
gaze out into the ocean!

I will mention a few of the high lights of our visit.

                      Even with the rain clouds we found our excursion on the Water Taxi to be most enjoyable!!

We drooled over the many spectacular yachts (ships) and homes along the intercoastal way.

For example 
This is Steven Spielberg's yacht…

And this is the lovely home owned by the Pillsbury family.

More photos to come
All for today!
:O) Mary

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hump Day!

We are playing with watercolors still

I zoomed in to this rose and then painted what was there...

Then today I finished it

Augh... so sorry its a lousy photo!
My card reader quit on me!

The project for my students was to
end up with an abstract painting similar to a Georgia O'Keefe

Happy Wednesday everybody!!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Sunny Monday!

Hello there my sweet friends!!
It is a beautiful spring morning here in New England.
So many Mondays in January, February and March 
were dark and gloomy snowy days.  This makes today a real treat!
I always say I will cherish every day in the month of April.

The sun was coming in and lit up my fern I have in the gallery

There are so many pretty shades of green

In my last post I mentioned doing a still life of Jacks and marbles

Here are some of my students work

Having fun with black and white tones

All for today!
Have a great one!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

A day in the life of an art teacher!

Hi there my sweet friends!
I come in early every morning so as to get a good jump on my day.

First set up a still life for my Drawing and Painting class.

They will be working with colored pencils on this study 
of "Childs Play".
I want to try this still life in my watercolors.

Next prepare handouts for students to read on Georgia O'Keefe.
We have a film on her life we will finish watching first .
My Museum Art Class will be then taking photographs of a flower and magnify it (zoom into it) and paint what
 they see in pastels and watercolors.

Meanwhile I see that the 3D class
sculptures are drying and will be ready to put on the finishing touches soon!

And now just writing this small post I have run out of time and need to get busy teaching!

Thank you for stopping by!
Come back again soon and remember I love your comments!!!