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Sparking and Savoring the Artful Life


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Process and play in the studio :)

Making layers! It’s amazing how a painting goes through twists and turns…..here are a few images of the process. Do you ever fall in love with an early layer and get frozen? Me too, but I push forward. The best part is getting lost in the moment :)

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loosey goosey layer….

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loud music please…..

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more layerS!!!!!

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both hands!

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closeup!

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I am thinking it’s getting close to done!! Wheeeeeeeee!!!

Have a great day!

If you are interested in doing some Big Bold Blooms Wild Painting with me, check out my newest online class starting February 23!

Many thanks!

xoxo

Lynn

 

 


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Mt. Dora Art Festival is this weekend!

Hey!! How nice to get a little write up in the Calendar section of today’s paper!!! YAYA!!
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Artist Lynn Whipple works on one of her paintings. ( Courtesy of Lynn Whipple )

By Christine Cole

Correspondent

MOUNT DORA — Nobody has as much fun making art as Lynn Whipple, who paints, creates collages and uses mixed media to make herself and others happy.

The Winter Park resident once painted a self-portrait by placing the canvas at a distance from a mirror and roller-skating back and forth.

“You try not to control it too much,” Whipple said. “You create a space where something unexpected happens.”

The award-winning artist will be among 288 artists selling their artwork and vying for a portion of the $20,000 prize money at this weekend’s 41st annual Mount Dora Arts Festival. Tens of thousands of people from Central Florida and beyond will jam into downtown for Lake County’s signature event.

Whipple is known for her whimsical collages, in which she cuts into old photographs of people, changing their shapes and adding oddball embellishments, such as pointy hats, rabbit ears or glued-on objects.

“They celebrate our flaws,” she said. “Every time I make one, they make me want to laugh. Everything else has been built on that.”

Her newest work includes large, vivid paintings of flowers, which can include human legs as part of the bouquet.

“The legs were part of the underpainting,” she said. “Leaving them in made it funny for me. When I paint the florals, I play loud music. I move around — it’s like a dance. There is an enthusiasm to it, being in the moment.”


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Lynn Whipple: “Where Women Create” Giveaway

A Blast of BLOOMS!!!
Thank you Carla and Steve for a great time in Seattle filming
BIG BOLD BLOOMS WILD PAINTING 5 week online class!
Cant wait to tell you more about it, details coming super soon!!

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Hello! Lynn Whipple was in Seattle this past week filming her upcoming class (which will open for registration tonight!). Steve says it’s “the best Lynn Whipple class ever,” so get ready!! ;)

Lynn shared the Winter 2016 issue of Where Women Create, where she was featured! Congratulations, Lynn!

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We are giving away three copies of this issue of “Where Women Create!” Just comment here by noon on Wednesday, February 3rd, and I will pick the winners randomly. International entries welcome.

(And please stay tuned for Lynn’s next new class details!!)

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hello 2016 :) 

Just goofin in the studio :) 

Wishing you a snappy new year!   

   
  
  


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Spinning through the holidays :)

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Sending love and a little invitation to take a few minutes, just for yourself. Sneak off :)

Wishing you a very happy holiday season!!

Xoxo
Lynn


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Colorful travels this week!!

So happy to be with pals celebrating the Festival International Cervantino this week. We are roaming the inspiring streets of Guanajuato, Mexico together… Drawing, taking photographs, trying all the different flavors and listening to music :) from Authentic Romanian Gypsy music to dozens of Marachi bands and every type street musician you can imagine…. Wonderful!!

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Crayons at breakfast …

So much fun to travel and visit with friends. Music, art and of course yummy food! In Kansas City recently for an art show and had a great time with our pals Chris, Kyle, Kemper, Paul, Jim, Jimmy, Lisa….. Love yall!!

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