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“Zoe” Pit Bull Boxer Mix

Here is the Beautiful Zoe I created for my cousin Rebecca. This is Pen & Ink with Acrylics on Animation Cell.
I start with a photo then I ink the drawing then I paint on the back of the cell like you would if you were painting on glass from front to back.

Layering the colors and textures down you can see the different tones I used.

Here is the final piece “Zoe” 11″ x 14″ Pen & Ink with Acrylics on Animation Cell.

 

Call me & we’ll create one of your little baby!

“Tank” the sweet Pit Bull

 

 

Here is my Cousin Daniel’s dog “Tank” that I painted for him for his Birthday!

This is an 11″ x 14″ matted & framed Pen & Ink with Acrylics on Animation Cell.

I love doing these animation cell paintings. The materials are fun to use, and I’m always delighted by the results. I’ve always loved drawing with the pen & ink,  you can achieve some beautiful lines with it. The only disadvantage of this technique is that you have to paint backwards so you have to think carefully what you want to see first. Also, its very important that each layer be completely dry or some of the paint will peel off. Its tricky, but once you understand how each of the materials work together its so fun.

You can see the different steps to creating one of these pieces below.

Hope you try it out. If you have any questions please let me know I would love to help  :)

 

 

Our World is Changing & So Should the Schools

 

It’s amazing that computers have become so pervasive in our society and yet coding is not being taught in schools. It can be intimidating, but it IS learnable!!

Look at how easily a young child takes to a Smart Phone or an iPad and can move around it so easily. Why not start teaching them how to code in the earlier years, those skills are a necessary for all careers now & in the future.

Our world is changing so much why don’t the schools change with it. Focusing on creative thinking and computer skills will manifest in more successes than studying for the standardized tests, don’t you think?

Art Classes

Custom Art Classes

All the art classes that I teach are custom made to fill your needs or your child’s needs.

We can start with the basics or jump right into a painting and learn as we create.

Its all based on how you like to learn, and we figure that out in our 1st meeting.

I can teach you how to paint in:

Acrylic Paints

Watercolor

Pen & Ink

Pen & Ink on Animation Cell with Acrylics

Mixed Media

Paper Painting

Black & White Graphite

One on One Lessons:

Personal Drawing, and Painting lessons that are tailored made for You.

Whatever you want to learn, in whatever medium you like, I am here to teach you.

Classes can be held in your home,  my studio or a designated location.

Prices:

2 hour lessons- $50

4 hour Lessons $70

I supply the materials

Momie & Me Lessons: 

Are you and your child wanting to be creative together?

Let me help you create some artwork that you can both do together.

Maybe even create paintings to decorate a room in your home.

This is an experience that focuses on the development of your child and your relationship.

We will decide on the painting you want to work on and the parents or adult (it can be a Grandma or Aunt etc.) can create a painting along side their child or work on one together using different mediums and materials.

Call me and we’ll get started.

Prices:

2 hour painting lesson $40

I supply the materials

Group Lessons:

We must have a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 15 people.

Classes can be held in your home, or a designated location.

I can create a class that is tailored made for you and your group.

I supply the materials, drop cloths & clean up.

There are 2 options for the Group Painting Lessons;

1) The students can all paint the same subject matter, I will have a variety of paintings to choose from.

2) The students all create different paintings but they are all using the same art material which we will pick before hand, and I can teach you techniques using that art material of choice.

Prices:

2 hour everyone creates same painting $30 a person

4 hour everyone creates same painting $60 a person

2 hour everyone creates different paintings $40 a person

2 hour everyone creates different paintings $70 a person

Clubs, Parties, or Organizations:

Are you looking for a fun Party Experience~

Are you having a Birthday Party, a Girls Night Out, a Baby Shower, a Bridal Shower, or any kind of party/ event you can think off,  make it even more special & memorable by having me create a Custom Themed Painting for your party that everyone will create and keep. Plus, we’ll have a blast doing it. Talk about a great Party Favor!

I can also come into Nursing Homes, Day Cares, Home School Groups or Companies and design Painting and/or activities that will inspire, unite and teach everyone while having a great time.

Prices:

2 hour everyone creates same painting $20 a person

4 hour everyone creates same painting $50 a person

Materials are included

Techie Classes:

Want to Learn how to use your Mac Computer in a creative way?

I can help you with your Art, Photographs, or Social Media, explaining all the wonderful ways you can scan, save, upload & print your work or photographs.

• I can teach you how to use your photos, enhance them and be creative with them using free sites on the internet.

• I can show you how to take photographs from your camera and upload them to your computer, organize them and get them ready to print, online or at a store.

• I can teach you how to upload your Photos to Facebook or other Social Media channels.

• If you are having trouble learning how to use your iPhone I can walk you through all the wonderful things it can do.

• If you want to learn how the Social Media World works I can help you with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Intagram, and many other Apps.

• If you have any other techie question- I might be able to help!

• My rate is $30 an hour.

Murals:

Looking to Custom Decorate a Room.

Do you have a wall, space or furniture that you want to be transformed with a custom made painting.

Contact me and we’ll design it together.

My rate is $20 an hour. The final cost depends on the simplicity or complexity of the design.

Here is my contact information:

Maggie Weakley

cell: 352-615-4629

email: callmaggie@yahoo.com

 Call Me!!!

 

“Katie & Piggy”

The process for one of my Commission Portraits starts with a picture of a beloved pet  and a story.

My client’s name is Jen & she wanted me to paint her twin sister’s furry kid named Katie Scarlet.

Katie is quite the Diva & Queen of the house, so in her portrait, she must have  a sparkly crown for her to wear. She also wanted me to include her stuffed toy “Piggy” because she is obsessed with it. Jen sent me the pictures of what she wanted & I sketched out what she described. I suggested to her to write down some words & sentences that mean something to her and sister, because I would include them in the Portrait.

These are the Words that she chose:  Toonsy , Katie Bird, Scarlett, Princess, Miami, Notre Dame , South Bend, I bark for the Irish and everything else for that matter!, Cartoon dog, Landie Loo-that’s who!, MLK Day, Piggy, Our birthday, First love, You didn’t want to live in London anyway, More treats!, Nanny Pam, It’s all about me, Mommy      Daddy, Love, Devotion, Stubborn, Best Friend Companion, My Heart   Sister My Best Friend My Sister, Who do I Love, Endless Devotion, Heart, Love, I want, Sisterly Love , Twins, Forever Yours.

I thought about how I would incorporate all these words & my solution was to create Katie with them, since it is what makes up their relationship. Keeping the background simple, using similar value tones & creating a horizontal pattern, I thought it would feel quiet next to Katie who would be so detailed and busy, plus I wanted her to be the focal point.

 

I made a little video of the photos I took while I was painting it & added some subtitles so you could know what I was doing.

Hope you like it & inspires you to do a Mixed Media piece.

 

 

Here is the Picture of Katie Scarlet, the sketch and my work space.

Here is part of the process, with these mixed media paintings you want to start placing the papers from farthest background to the foreground. Make sure you think about the structure of your subject matter and place the papers in that direction, because if you don’t, your subject will look flat.

Here is the final piece. The crown is very glittery, using very sparkly beads and glitter.

My client loved it!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think, or if you have any questions I would love to help:D

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