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

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.


Comments (6)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

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

Feb 09, 2016 01:55 AM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

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
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

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
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

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
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

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
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

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