Peg Art; Sometimes You Just Have to Paint...

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Home Stager with Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369

I never had an art class, because my middle sister was considered the artist in our family. She took industrial arts in high school, while I took beauty culture (hairdressing) when I got there.

 

Since she had all the talent it never occurred to me to bother. But as I grew older I found my self making signage, drawing & painting, but only to satisfy my needs or as a volunteer for organizations.

 

grinch xmas sign

 

 

Yet, in the last few years I have started to try more, at first because I needed art for Fluff My House! Home Staging. Many other artist's work were out of my price range, so I dabbled a bit & found I liked it!

 

Peg art in situ

 

art showing

I had 2 mentors for a short period of time; Kathie Henderson & Jack Ellis.

 

They explained some methods on what to do to start a canvas & how to finish once I was done.

 

Very valuable information for someone who had never thought about it, but wanted to try.

 

 

This last summer I thought I would try water colours, but I know I missed the point. I need to take some classes, because I am so used to 'outlining' everything it's counterintuitive to leave all the white everywhere...

 

poppies 1 poppies2   sepiakitteh

 

 

I like painting with acrylics; they seem to be easiest & more instant gratification. I know by watching endless hours of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross; oil paints take too long to dry & they would get ruined by the time they were ready to varnish.

 

moonsnow  redwoodperspective

 

 

I'm now realizing I need a more organized indoor space, I've been working on my deck for the most part, but when it got cold, moved inside only to get paint on my floor despite a tarp... ugh.

 

autumntrail(This is a double canvas, meant to hang one over the other)

 

I'd like to take my canvi & get them scanned so I can make prints, but they still need a finishing coat before I can do that.

 

black tomatoes  kitteh1

 

 

So here's to another year of possibilities!

My deck studio will be open once it warms up again.

 

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Sharon Tara
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You are a very talented lady!  Surprising you never were trained.

Feb 09, 2016 01:55 AM #1
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
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Thanx Sharon! If one is told 'it's not your thing', one usually doesn't bother pursuing it.

Just goes to show; listening to others isn't always constructive.

Go with what is in your heart.

Feb 09, 2016 02:01 AM #2
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Sharon Lee
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You my friend have already proved those naysayers wrong. YOU have a WIDE variety of talents and it is NOT just limited to hairdressing. GO FOR IT.. I have faith in your abilities. I have been a part of two of those talents. The balloon animals and the sewing.

Feb 09, 2016 02:39 AM #3
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Peg Barcelo
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Lol; that's right, Sharon, you have seen me in action!

I'm glad you had a good time while visiting me here!

Feb 09, 2016 02:45 AM #4
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Oh, PEG!! I have several favs, the sepia-toned half-hidden cat, the autumn two-piece and the moonscape.....damn you are talented! (But I knew that.)

Feb 09, 2016 03:03 AM #5
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Peg Barcelo
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Gaylefriend *snap*, you are too kind... <3 Thanx!

I am beginning to try & not apologize for the gifts I have & celebrate them.

I've always worried about being thought egotistical... it's a struggle when I've done it for so long, but I'm workin' on it...

Feb 09, 2016 03:09 AM #6
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