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,…

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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…

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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…

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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?

Thanks!

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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