Author Archives: MLEmiddletonART

About MLEmiddletonART

artist, art teacher

Buchanan Gallery show

My painting Off With Their Heads made it into Buchanan Gallery’s Water Works Show! If you are in  Galveston between August 27 and October 1, stop by and check out the show! Buchanan is one street over from the Strand on … Continue reading

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Life Drawing!

I have been attending life drawing in Houston for the last couple of weeks with my wonderful mom and we have had SO much fun! Every drawing I do I can feel myself getting better, and that is an awesome … Continue reading

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Fresh Fish

Here is a sneak peek of a painting that I am currently working on. As an artist, it is important to me that I keep growing and trying new things. This is a different take on my usual pattern-overlay acrylic … Continue reading

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More More More!

    Here is my finished painting that I’ve been working on! Also check out my latest self-portrait.  detail

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Wood Panel-Still in progress

I worked on my wood panel painting today. I focused on bringing dimension to the fish and tomorrow I plan to finish the background and add/touch up a few small details when the fish are totally dry. Then it will … Continue reading

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Today, I focused on my newest painting of angel fish. I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while. As I was painting the gravel, my mind wandered to when I was in 1st grade working on the set … Continue reading

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Still life drawing in my classroom

Western still life Western still life Cow skull with dramatic lighting Because drawing from observation is the best way to learn to draw, I have challenged my students this year with several still life set-ups. We have done different projects/techniques … Continue reading

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Beginning of new painting on hardware store panel

! I know if you read my last post about my trip to the hardware store, you MUST be on the edge of your seat wondering how my painting on the wood panel is turning out. This is the beginning … Continue reading

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Hardware store/art supply store

I found myself at Home Depot tonight buying a screwdriver and I was reminded how much I love hardware stores. The reason I love them is because to me they are big art supply stores. Everything I look at I … Continue reading

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TAEA Conference in Austin, TX!

Last weekend was one of the best I can remember in a long time! I traveled to the spectacular Austin, TX to attend conference for TX art teachers! It is just so cool to have so many artists and art … Continue reading

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