Brush Strokes With Lesley - Fun for all ages!
Acrylic Creations

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Amanda did a wonderful job on this little guy!

Catherine and Heidi used their Artist and Lunch in February to work on these cute birds.  We actually painted them on wooden panels!


Kicked off 2020 with the 1st acrylic class of the year on Jan 12th.  This time we painted slate panels!


December 16th 2019 was the last class for the year.  Marion was back in the studio and created this wonderful painting!  

It was fantastic to have Heather back in the studio last night after a little break.  Check out her creation!


















Two 1st time students, Stephanie and Bev visited the studio on Monday Dec 9th/19.  They had a great time and did some fantastic work.  


I had a great night in Torbay at the new community centre on October 1st 2019.  Check out these creations! I cant wait for next time!  See you all soon.









This summer i have seen huge improvements in one of my newest students.  I try to focus on teaching realism in painting.  So proportion, textures, shadows and highlights are important elements that I try to give students an understanding so that their pieces are as realistic looking as they can be. (Don't get me wrong, there are also times we go totally abstract and just muck around with paint as well).  
Last night a student finished this pear.  We used open brand acrylics to give her a play time closer to an oil paint experience.  I think she did a really fantastic job!


Ever meet someone who just seems like they don't have any confidence?  They think they will never be able to do something as good as someone else etc?  Last night I had the pleasure of a small class.  While 2 ladies, who are really experienced came to work on their oil paintings, 2 others came to work on a beachscape.  Both did a fantastic job, but one was a little less confident than the other.  She has been painting with me for about 6 months and last night was the first time that I could really see how happy she was with her end product!  Congrats to you both you did a fantastic job!


Wonderful evening at home tonight, July 10th 2018 with some regular students as well as 2 new friends visiting from Tennessee.   Everyone did a lovely job! Thanks to Glenda for treating me to some pansies from her garden.  They were our inspiration! 


There is no doubt that I really love what I do!  I love that I have been able to build a successful business out of something that really doesn't feel like work.  May 17th I spent the evening hanging out with the physiotherapist and recreation therapists as St. Patrick's Mercy Home.  We had a lovely time! (Ok I got a little goofy towards the end!)

Fantastic night painting boots!  Thanks for a great night of laughs ladies! 

Kicked off a new semester with the City of St. John's acrylic tonight!  Everyone was very happy with their paintings and so was I!

Check out the great vases painted April 22nd 2018!












April 14th 2018 we had a wonderful night learning Acrylic Dips!  why not join us next time!

March 11th, 2018 we had a lovely abstract painting evening at the studio!  Check out these reverse painted trees inspired by Bob Burridge!












Fantastic Friday evening with the City of St. John's Friday March 9th, 2018 night Acrylic group!
 

The children had a great time painting puppies on March 4th, 2018.  Check out "Annie" with a portrait of her that Grace painted!  Awesome Job!

We had a wonderful day at the Facial Features workshop October 29th, 2018.  Check out a sample of the creations!


Check out these tea cups! The ladies used a social artworking template but they used their imaginations and matched their paintings to suit their own kitchens.
  

We have a lovely night in the studio on June 25th, 2018 creating Hydrangeas!















Another wonderful night in the studio!  We had Christmas in July and everyone did a fantastic job!
Fa La La La La 


July 27th, 2017 was another great night in the studio!  Seems like a theme hey, why not join us?  You might create one of these lovely icebergs!

I will always have a soft spot for the Children's camp in Torbay.  Torbay was the first community to book me for summer camp!  I love visiting this one each year.  Friday August 18th we learned to paint hot air balloons.  Fantastic job kids!

A wonderful February night painting the Northern Lights!  Of course Miss Mocha wanted to get in on the fun as well!

In our last Acrylic session for spring 2017 at the Mews Center we created silhouettes of this Newfoundland landmark.  Everyone did such a wonderful job.  Here are just a few... more to come.


June 19th we had and iceberg painting session at Goulds Recreation. Check out some of their work!  Had a wonderful time!  See you all soon!

Had a great time on July 4th, 2017 with a great group of ladies in my studio.  They all did a wonderful job!


Daisies are a special flower for me, one of my favorites for sure!  Check out these daisy creations from July 6th, 2017 Studio session.

I spent a half day on August 8th, 2017 in Flatrock at the children's camp.  Check out just some of their creations!  Thanks so much for the invite to spend some time with you guys!  Great Job Kids!

Another fantastic day in Flatrock!  This time the children painted silhouettes of hot air balloons.  They were super pleased with themselves and so was I!

What a fantastic night painting sunsets!  Although it's February we can still dream of being at the beach!

Feb 21st, 2018 at the Paul Reynolds Centre!  Painting sunsets with some new students!


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