Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Love My Job!

I am so fortunate to be able to work at something I enjoy so much. Especially when I have such wonderful students that paint with me regularly. Over the years I have had the opportunity to meet such delightful people through decorative painting. People who share my love of painting.

I'm especially proud of the paintings they create and am please to share them with you. This blog is all about the students. Keep scrolling down to see their terrific paintings. Enjoy!
Liz Miller CDA

Please join us for our New Year of Painting party on Sunday, Jan 4, 2009 from 2p - 4p. Come see wonderful paintings by our students and upcoming class projects.
And plan to start painting with us. All you need is a desire to paint.

Artful Endeavors
200 Sawmill Rd, Suite 201
Raleigh NC.

Santa Clause is Painted in Town!

And here is Dianne Seiber's terrific interpretation of Bobbie Takashima's whimsical Woodland Elf.

Beautiful Tiger

Look what Margy Fuchs created with her beautiful tiger painting!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Goldfinch and Thistle

Jean Soehnlein has painted these colorful goldfinches and thistle. Beautiful, Jean.

Monday, October 27, 2008

North Carolina State Fair '08 DP Exhibit

We had a great exhibit of decorative painters at the NC State Fair this year. This was a great opportunity to show our community what wonderful art we are achieving with our decorative painting. Here are a few of our entries. Congratulations!

Dianne Seiber's entries! Look at all those ribbons!

Linda Frick's prize winning Santa from her local fair. Besides the blue ribbon she also received the sweepstakes in the professional decorative arts division!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More Student Endeavors

Carol Burns completed this gorgeous tray with anemonies today, a Susan Abdella design.

And Veronica Sharp just recently finished this cute witch on our ornament play day. Just in time for halloween. This is one of Liz's designs.

Classes at Artful Endeavors

Here is a glimpse of our studio during one of our Wed morning classes. Lots of light and space. And you can see one of our TVs with our live feed of the teaching. Come join us.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Painting with Kathie George

We had a wonderful time painting with Kathie George. She has such fun techniques that she makes so easy.

North Carolina State Fair '08

Here is Linda Armstrong's
beautiful, ribbon winning rose painting from last year's state fair.
Our painters have been working on their holiday designs and have completed some delightful paintings. Here are Jan Dixon and Veronica Sharp with their Peppermints paintings. Good work!

Our students are entering their paintings in the NC State Fair Crafts and Hobbies exhibit! Be sure to check out this wonderful sampling of their paintings. You will find them in the Hobbies and Handicrafts building next to the Village of YesterYears. This is a great way to show others the quality of our paintings.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Preddy Lake

Here is a newly finished painting by Tom Preddy. Fall lake scene near his home.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

ALTA Mirror

Carol Burns finished one of the mirrors that we are painting for ALTA. It's already sold and brought in money for ALTA's charities. Thanks Carol.

Veronica's Paris Grocery

Veronica Sharp finished her Paris Grocery! Great painting Vee.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Site For Art Work by Artful Endeavors Students

Yes, we have a new site where you can see the wonderful paintings by our students at Artful Endeavors! We have lots of talent in our classes that we would like to show off and it's always nice to have a site where a student can send their friends and family to see their paintings.

There are lots of great works painted recently which will post and as new paintings are created they will be exhibited also. Be sure to keep checking back to see our progress. Think of this as our student gallery.

Most of our students had not painted before joining our classes. We use patterns and teach painting techniques. As well as having fun, our students are very successful with their painting. You'll see paintings by students with varying levels of experience and interests.

Enjoy their works of art and come see us at Artful Endeavors.
Emiko Kuroda from a Kerry Smith design.

From our class painting Liz's Witch.

Nancy Kennedy having fun while painting her Christmas witch.

Original Paintings

Floor Cloth by Julie Yacos.

Portrait of the artist's Mother by Lois Arnold in progress.

Tom Preddy's painting of his brother plowing tobacco.

A Few of Our Past Creations

Trish Shaw and her Cat Through the Fish Bowl, a Peggy Harris design.

Keiko Shimizu
An original portrait of her son.

Carol Burn's original portrait of a friend's daughter.

Amy Boyette's Candy Canes. Original artist Kerry Smith.

Some of Our Students