Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I had a wonderful birthday and I was very spoilt. Thank you ladies for my birthday wishes.

I recently participated in a workshop run by True Blue Decorative Artists. The lovely teacher was Karen Brouwer who taught a Zhostovo Rooster design. Karen did a few workshops with one of the Zhostovo masters (Slava Letkov) a few years ago and is very talented when teaching Zhostovo style.

I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and thought I'd have a go using the same technique but with oils. I designed this simple rose piece and painted it using Chroma, Archival Oils. If you like this piece, I'm happy to share my design with you.

I'm off to Craft Fest this Friday. I'll be helping to man the stall of the Giant Paint by Numbers Canvas for Humour Foundation for the "Clown Doctors".
Pop on by, pick up a paint brush and say Hello. I'd love to meet some bloggers.
Hugs, Anna


Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Beautiful! I love workshops! I think I'd travel all over and take from a variety of artists if I only had the time AND money! You did a great job!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Anna


Your weekend sounds like fun, don't forget to take some photos to share with us


Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Anna!

So glad you had a wonderful birthday! Your paintings are both beautiful! Have fun at Craft Fest this Friday... if I didn't have my little one in tow then I'd be there. I hope to go on Sunday. :-)

Hugs sweetheart!
Vikki xoxo

Kerryanne English said...

Anna, your zhostovo rooster looks fantastic. I'm glad you enjoyed the TBDA workshop.

Hope you have fun with the Clown Doctors on Friday.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed looking at the artist site where there are lots of different styles art. Your cockrel is awesome, love the colours of the back feathers so much!
Thank you so much Rosa for your kind words about my mum.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Anna, both pieces are lovely!!! Very glad you enjoyed the seminar and had a happy birthday to boot. Have fun at the craft festival this weekend.


Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Anna,

Your work is lovely. I glad to hear to hear you had a wonderful birthday.
Hope you had a wonderful time at Craft Fest, its a shame i couldn't go :)

Maria Wiley said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you Anna!! Hope it was a good one ;-)
cheers, Maria

Serena said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed the workshop, Anna....great job on both designs!

moncherry said...

Hi Anna,
Hope the Craft Fest was a succes?! I wanted to come to Ashburton the first weekend of October but I just can't find the time for anything at the moment. Things will be more relaxed from next year on luckily!
I never heard of the Community Garden in St Kilda by the way. What is that if I may ask?
Groetjes :) Monique