Facebook is really coooool!
I re-connected with a friend from high school on facebook and we found out we both paint.
She's been at it longer than I, but it was a fun revelation.
So Sharon, you might ask, "What high school did you go to?"
Well, I'm so glad you asked.
We both went to William Mason High School, in Mason, OH.
It was a sleepy little bedroom community for Cincinnati, OH and lots of its residents worked at General Electric.
It was a great place to grow up, small, friendly, Mayberryish.
Now it's the fastest growing area in Ohio.
I must introduce you to Barbara Ball Pask, fellow Masonian and painter extrordinarre.
(I'm making up lots of words today).
This is one of her super paintings.
She paints beautiful florals, landscapes, and pets among other things.
I asked her about her palette since I always love the colors in her artwork.
This is what she had to say about that.
"My palette isn't very exciting, I have always worked with a pretty limited palette of a warm and cool blue, a warm and cool red and three yellows including white of course. I do like to add burnt sieanna to my palette to grey things mostly.
Painting is my passion and I feel very blessed. I paint almost daily because I think the best way to grow is brush mileage. I painted for years in oils and recently maybe the last 6 months have been using primarily acrylics. I also dabble in mixed media, I think it adds another fun element to a painting. I think when people get close to view my art the patterned paper that I may have used for example peeks through and adds another dimension to my work. One of my mixed media paintings will be published in a book by North Light that is due to be released in September 2013. I have been juried into many well respected shows and have won numerous awards. Check out my blog for new works, I update it often and please enter your email in my Google Group box to receive my posts."
Speaking of her blog, Barb has a great one.
Click here to go to it.
Barb has quite a group of painter friends in Mason and is very active in the art community there.
Check out her art and give her a shout out on fb if you can.
Thanks for checking out Barb and come back soon.
I'll have a new quest poster on Mondays.
If you're interested in being a guest poster let me know.