Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Abstract Simple Florals

For our class today,
we printed a few images of paintings by 
my friend Lisa Daria Kennedy.
Her wonderful simple abstract florals have big shapes
in great colors that the patients loved looking at! 
I drew in some of those shapes for some of them to color in. 
I think we are making progress here.
Most of them come in and get right to work now
and (I think) they are beginning to "let go" a little. 


Mary Lou is the one that comes in protesting 
and ends up doing things like this! 

This gal drew the lines herself.

And these are just few of  the pieces they did. 

As they are getting more comfortable with the materials,
 they are starting to use a lot more color! 

Thank you Lisa for letting us use your images and
as always, my friend and idea person,  Judith! 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Comes to the 3rd floor!

Today Judith and I brought in daffodils and forsythia
 and set them up in small vases on colored cloth. 
We showed images of paintings of those flowers and 
then drew quick outlines to get them started. 
They all dug right in with only a little 
"I can't do this"or 
"I don't know what I am doing"!!  

Barbara got right in to the yellow and couldn't stop. 

Louise was new today and such a pleasure! 
I hope she keeps coming! 

Frances is another one who really enjoys this class. 

I have been away so we haven't had the class 
in over three weeks.
I was worried that we might 
lose some of the "momentum".
Then Peggy asked me when I was going to be away.
So I guess it doesn't matter.    

Ray snuck in at the end of class 
"with no intention of doing anything!
I'm just going to watch."
Well, then look at this! 

They were all very relaxed today and cheerful.
When I walked in Ann was giving some of them manicures. 
At one point, a friend of one of the gals came in 
and played the harmonica.
After everyone had done their painting, 
I brought in Cello, my 5 month old lab puppy
and that just made the day!  

Sorry the images on this blog are so dark. 
Thank god for I Phones. 
I won't even go into my camera issues of late.