Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"Flower Power" 8x10, oil on linen

Life constantly waves and knits an exciting, sometimes scary and often happy web of changes and events . It's happening to me constantly , and as a proof there are news - It looks like I'll be painting, creating and  teaching more on the other side of Pugent Sound . More classes on Bainbridge Poulsbo and Kingston, guys :-)
So here is a small plein air study for the class I teach on color mixing .
This little plein air painting is for sale . 

See more of my originals at
you can have this sweet little painting for
$ 250.00

My students painting away at the Color Mixing class

The subject of the 3rd class was  low chroma vs high chroma paintings and creating own music in your art pieces .
I think every each of my lady-students achieved that task wonderfully and had so much fun painting freely.

Diana's painting.
Diana stated that blue and yellow her less favorite colors.

it looks like she embraced her dislikes and came up
with beautiful high chroma piece.
What do you think?

Rennie's painting. She playfully exaggerated the color and
achieved a very great affect of high chroma painting  

Jesse's painting.
 Very expressive strokes , use of contrasts  

and certainly hight chroma painting .

Michelle's painting.
 A deliberate brush strokes  which 

is not typical for Michelle's style, 
powerful combination of  high
 chroma  colors

Janice's painting.
More muted colors but still very strong design
, use of color and most realistic aproach.

Susanna's painting.
Susanna decided to paint with palette knife.
Although she used it for the first time -
it was a great and successful attempt

Sunday, June 10, 2012

"In A Hurry" oil on canvas, 12x12

This pieces I painted yesterday for the Tilbury Art Show  at the BlueWater Artworks Gallery and Frame shop on June 23. This chicken is from Tilbury ;-) and she is so busy running around trying to take care of her family . 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

2 NEW ART CLASSES on Bainbridge island and Seattle

Tomorrow, Friday June 7, 2012 my color mixing class at Winslow Art Center over on Bainbridge Island starting
Color Mixing in Oils and Acrylics
Emiliya Lane
Is the art of color mixing still a mystery to you? Are you struggling with seeing and applying colors accurately? You are not alone! In fact, none of us was born with this ability. But the good news is, it can be learned. This class will give you the tools and knowledge to accurately measure color, understand the relationship between colors, and adjust them to suit your own creative quest.  We will begin with alla prima still lifes and move on to plein air painting, focusing on color mixing, brush strokes, and paint application.
Free bonuses: a useful tool for seeing colors accurately and a critique session after the class. 

Instructor: Emiliya Lane
Ongoing, Fridays
June 8-July 13
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $195 (6-week session)
Drop-in fee: $40/class
For those of you who can't make it to the island I'll conduct  classes and workshops on Capitol Hill in Seattle .
The classes will start on July 1,2012 from 10:00 -2:00 at Russian Community Center  the address is here :

704 19th Avenue East  Seattle, WA 98112
Please call 206 419 0424 for any questions