Monday
Jul082019

New Works and Experiments

I've taken another website and blog hiatus due to a crazy Winter season of teaching travel, followed by the birth of our second son in early May!  I'm getting back into the swing of things and behind the scenes I've been tinkering with some new small works and experimental projects.  I look forward to developing more online content soon, in the meantime, please be in touch if you have any painting or art materials questions!

Geraniums, Watercolor and Acrylic on Panel, 8x6 inches

 

Peony, Watercolor and Acrylic on Panel, 8x6 inches

 

New work in progress, experimenting with elements and layers!

Friday
Jan042019

Wildlife Center Workshops Announced!

 My next art workshops with the Wildlife Center of Virginia have been announced and will feature education animals that we haven't worked with yet - Rosalie the Red-tailed Hawk and Wilson the Box Turtle!  Full descriptions and info can be found on my workshops page, here are the brief details:

Drawing & Painting Rosalie the Red-tailed Hawk

Sunday Feb 17, 2019 from 12-4:30pm, Fee $68

 

Drawing & Painting Wilson the Box Turtle

Sunday March 31, 2019 from 12-4:30pm, Fee $68

Friday
Jan042019

New Studio Happenings

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season!  I started using our new studio more in December and decided to really break it in by having a Holiday Open House!  

I set up an area with art and ornaments for sale and had a demo table to show fun printmaking ideas!  It was exciting to have a bunch of visitors to the new space and I'm so looking forward to hosting workshops here!

We will be running the Open Houses quarterly for 2019, so if you missed this first one, mark your calendars for mid-March!

Once the Open House was over, I got working on my holiday cards for this year!  The studio space allows me to spread out larger projects with ease, which is great for having a bunch of wet surfaces needing space to dry!  I put up a quick video on my YouTube channel on how I made the cards this year, check it out here: www.youtube.com/c/amyshawley

The next creative projects to happen in the studio are my Winter workshops - be sure to check out my workshops page for the list of events, the first one is "Acrylic Texture Essentials" happening on Friday January 18!

Tuesday
Dec112018

New Studio Workshops Announced!

I'm thrilled to share that I've scheduled some painting workshops for Winter 2019 at my new studio space in Troy, VA!  The workshops range from watercolor, acrylic, to oil and cover a range of techniques!  Dates have been set for January through March and can be found on my workshops page.  Please note that I can only take 5 students max for each event so sign up early!

Tuesday
Sep042018

New Paintings

My next art show is coming up in November so I've been working in the studio this Summer to make a new body of paintings!  Below are a brand new painting and one that I reworked from last year (and am much happier with!)...I have about 8 more paintings that are at different stages of development and can't wait to make more progress on them! 
 

A Brief Visit (Rose-breasted Grosbeaks), Oil on Wood Panel, 12x12 inches

 

Untitled (Black and White Warbler), Oil on Wood Panel, 10x10 inches