I had a chance to meet Flo while I was visiting the Muddy Creek Artist Guild exhibit “South County: A Place of Small Wonders” at Captain Avery’s Museum last Saturday. Members of the guild discuss their art or demonstrate their craft each Saturday during the exhibit. Flo, a painter and art instructor, demonstrated One-Stroke painting on wine glasses last Saturday.
Flo started painting after she retired. She was taking various classes at a community center and decided to take painting classes. She discovered she had a hidden talent – painting. She is certified as an art instructor and teaches classes at various location throughout Anne Arundel County.
Flo gave a mini lesson about the different strokes you can use to paint on various media. One Stoke painting uses special paint brushes that are held in a special way. She added two colors of paint to the brush and then she swirled the brush to create dimension to the paint stroke.
After the demonstration, Flo started painting a Heron on a wine glass.
Flo creates different projects for each of her classes. She showed me a recent project, a painted recycle grocery bag. Isn’t this cute!
The top two paintings below are Flo’s paintings that are in this exhibit. The Muddy Creek exhibit will run through February
If you are interested in attending one of Flo’s classes or purchasing one of her paintings or other member’s paintings, please contact her at FloArt, Baycat2@comcast.net or MuddyCreekArtistGuild.org. I will post more on this exhibit and the guild on Thursday.
I like Flo’s Winter scenes…they are full of texture and nice atmosphere!
Yes. I agree. I like the texture also.
Thank you for this wonderful story about my mom. I love how you captured the steps in your photographs, too. I hope her story inspires more people to take a chance and try something new at whatever stage or their lives.
Thank you for your comments. Your mother is a very nice lady and I enjoyed talk with her about her painting techniques. I agree we all should try something new, we are never too old to learn.