Author Archives: shirley202012

Meeting Jane Davenport in Seattle

AUSSIE ON-LINE ART INSTRUCTOR Jane wins her in person students with a smile and a portfolio of new and exciting Daniel Smith watercolor techniques. I learned enough valuable information to fill my bucket list for many a year.       With my … Continue reading

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THE SAN FRAN LADY

My Turned Face My first drawing after Jane Davenport’s art techniques on-line ‘Draw Happy’ classes of the turned face. I also checked Elle Magazine for photos of fashion models and portrayed my lady a little bit after one that spoke … Continue reading

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MY INSPIRATION……..

At times, all painters feel they are not valid artists.  Then you receive a beautiful testament from a well established colleague and your creative self esteem rises to the moon. Below is a message I received recently from a high school friend, who … Continue reading

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COLOR YOUR ART WITH LOVE

This is the theme of my blog as I am painting my SUNSHINE STARLETS.  I will carry you (my readers) along as I develop my paintings from idea inspiration thru sketches, choosing color palette, hair style and fashions determined by … Continue reading

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MIKAYLA’S DOG GUS

A Birthday Painting Request by my Youngest  Granddaughter, Mikayla Coyier, challenged my painting ability. Mikayla has loved dogs all her 22 years and now loves her room-mate,  Gus, the most of any animal.  She emailed me near her birthday asking … Continue reading

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PAINTED MEMORIES OF MAUI TRIP

My first painting was of THE MAUI HILLS which I had photographed from our Sailboat trip shown above.   This is my rendition of a MAUI SUNSET   I captured the action of the swaying HAWAIIAN PALMS in this 9 … Continue reading

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More Maui Paradise

MY HUSBAND CARLO MANNOCCI CHECKING OUT THE OCEAN VIEW FROM OUR CONDO Carlo enjoyed cooking for his wife and women guests as well as taking us all out to dinner at luxurious establishments.  And then we went sailing on the … Continue reading

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Another day in Paradise – TRIP TO LANA’I ON FERRY across the Pacific

Dee and Keely are intent on getting a tan, but I am content to have some caramel coloring.  Carlo, being of Latin descent, is just gorgeous with the sun rays touching his olive skin, just the way I Love him.  … Continue reading

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Our Hawaiian Vacations

My husband, Carlo Mannocci and I and our friends, Keely Van Patten and her mother, Dee Olson enjoyed our vacation at the Polynesian Shores condos in Hawaii.  The relaxing Pacific Ocean waves beckoned us to sail away and thoughts of … Continue reading

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TOREADOR DUE from Sunflower Collection

TOREADOR DUE  from  Sunflower Collection. If one Bullfighter Painting is good, then the second is even better. Primarily I used the TOREADOR  UNO painting for the techniques of the canvas and drawing on the design of number two.  Of course, the … Continue reading

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