Early in my career, I was met with conflicting advice from two of my favorite instructors concerning whether or not I should paint the sides of my canvas.
There are many reasons why a painting is (dare I say) the most important element in interior decorating. Paintings provide an instant color palette, create a focal point, bring a sense of texture, and make the room appear finished. But perhaps my favorite reason is this: The painting you chose tells a story about who you are.
Imagine your favorite daSilva Fine Art paintings hanging above the mantle of a fireplace in your living space or standing proudly above the bed in your master suite:
When I first arrived in Hawaii, I was quick to realize that the Moon & Turtle was my favorite restaurant in Hilo both for it's delicious local cuisine and modern ambience. I am beyond excited and honoured to announce my first solo exhibition in Hawaii at the Moon & Turtle starting December 4th.
Learn how to get over the fear of the blank canvas. This article explores the benefits of toning including my 3-step process on how to do it.
I want to celebrate you!
As I approach the 10-year anniversary of Fearless Abstract Painting (January 1, 2018) I can't think of a better gift than to showcase the work of my Fearless Abstract Painting students in an online gallery on my website.
To be featured, simply email a .jpeg image of your painting & the title to firstname.lastname@example.org or #myfearlessabstractpainting on Instagram.
One morning, while I was getting ready to teach one of my painting workshops, my 6-year old niece asked me where I was going. "I am going to teach people how to paint!" I answered with excitement. She looked up at me with a puzzled expression and said: "You mean, they forgot?"
I believe we were all born artists. Some of us just need help remembering.
Announcing my Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Schedule:
Is it February yet?! I am thrilled to announce my first ever Fearless Abstract Painting workshop in Salt Lake City, Utah! Join me at Portia Snow Studio on February 10 & 11, 2018 for a nurturing, liberating experience perfect for all levels. For more information & to register Click Here. Limited space is available. I look forward to creating with you!
What inspires my paintings year after year? Find out in this blog post.
Has it been one year already? I can hardly believe it. I remember this time last year, when I also participated in this show. At that time, I didn't know a single soul. This time, my happiest moment came when I realized I could recognize a few familiar faces in the crowd. A night of art, music, celebration and gratitude.
This is my life! This morning I swam with turtles. Then I taught a Fearless Abstract Painting Workshop to an incredible group of artists. This was the first time I taught at Akamai Art Supply, my classroom had such an expansive view of the ocean, and I had dripping wet hair while teaching. A heartfelt Thank You to everyone who came together to make this amazing experience a reality.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.