Adrienne Zinn's Blog (5)

A couple of years later and still painting!

Some of you may recall that I began painting in the summer of 2012.  It was a light bulb moment when I was shown how to begin on a blank canvas. 

Since that day, I have entered and been accepted numerous times in the shows at my local Artist Center in Atlanta. Haven't won a ribbon yet, but that isn't my goal.  I just like the feeling I have when I am painting followed by that feeling of ahhhh...I did that?  I like that!

I have sold a few pieces, was commissioned to do a dog,…


Added by Adrienne Zinn on September 4, 2015 at 10:03pm — 2 Comments

Entered my first art show

So, on Saturday I entered my first art show.  I joined a great organization in Atlanta, where I live.  They have a monthly show with a theme.  This one was "A Dash of Red".  I volunteered to help accept submissions and accept payment.  It was a lot of fun meeting people and seeing all the talent that walked in the door.  

I honestly didn't expect to get selected to show, and I did not get selected.  That's okay.  I had one very nice, validating moment.  While talking with some…


Added by Adrienne Zinn on February 5, 2013 at 7:44pm — 6 Comments

Fearing deflation of my spirit

Any words of advice?  A prominent local art gallery owner is visiting us tonight for a glass of wine and to see how we've hung some purchases in our home.  His companion knows that I've been painting.  I am sure they are going to look at some of my work and I just don't feel ready to be critiqued.  I am quite nervous about what they might say could affect my spirit and freedom of expression.  I keep hoping that I can take what they may say with a grain of salt.  I suspect that I will be very…


Added by Adrienne Zinn on January 10, 2013 at 7:23pm — 13 Comments

Learning about brushes

I am still confused abut the types of brushes available. I have bristle, sable, artificial, and cheapies. I haven't figured out the proper use of any of them. I've just been trying them all and eliminating the ones that don't seem to make sense in the affect I am trying to achieve.

Can someone give me guidance on the type, shape, size and costs for brushes when working with acrylics?


Added by Adrienne Zinn on November 30, 2012 at 1:40pm — 3 Comments

New member!

I am very excited that I found this website!  I am new at painting (dormant talent for most of my life) and am really enjoying it!  I discovered how much I don't know and hope to learn from you all!

Added by Adrienne Zinn on November 27, 2012 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment


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