Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It all happened so fast ....

One day I'm bloggin along
then suddenly

(scary music)

I'm the face of
The Necessary Evil!!!!!

or secret indulgence
It's a blurry line at this point...

Suffice it to say
ALL new news started showing up on Facebook!

The moment I used my FB mobile App to share that all my paintings had sold in the
Farm to Table
I was hooked

Now helpless to the charms of the quick and easy "share" button :) 
I posted 
about my workshop ...

demo area

work stations


color exercises

* painting THICK color next to each other without blending
* using touches of complimentary colors
* transition colors to optically blend without blending
* painting highlight "halos" and a very pale compliment [in] the highlight

We painted kisses for value

caramels to stretch our color perception
 and finally applying these ideas to presents!

Demo: "Lush" 10" x 10" 

If only I had stopped there!!
but noooooo ....

"Fourth" 48" x 48"

"Fifth" 48" x 48"

Please drop by the gallery to join in celebrating their 5th year! 

And HERE to connect with me on Facebook

just sayin'


Jennifer said...

It's a slippery slope, indeed...

Carol Hopper said...

Ha! I enjoyed your blog today and appreciate being reminded of some basic principles. Amongst those hundreds, it is so easy to forget. Thank goodness the principles aren't rules!

Christine said...


Karen Appleton said...

The slipperiest isn't it Jennifer! I guess instagram is next! I'm definitely holding out on tweeting.

Thank you Carol and Christine!!

Joshua Kadtke said...

Since Blogger hasn't offered the ease of the "like" button yet, this is my comment letting you know your post made me laugh out loud. And yes, I "liked" it. :)

Karen Appleton said...

HA! Thank you Joshua! Blogger needs to get with the program! I can't even do the handy link of your name in this comment thingy to let you know how much I appreciate and "Like" your comment! :D Sincere thank you!!

Anonymous said...

I love your art and blog. Please don't abandon it to FB!