Monday, September 22, 2008

Solo Art Exhibit

You're invited to a special exhibit of my latest oil paintings from October 1-30, 2008. The show features children, landscapes, and still life paintings.

It is located at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 South University Blvd. (between Orchard and Arapahoe Rd) in Centennial, Colorado.

Hours: Mon-Fri 5:00am-10:00pm
Saturdays: 6:00am-6:00pm
Sundays: 6:00am-7:00pm

The painting above is "Staying Clean (Mostly)", oils, 11 x 14 by Valorie Snyder

Monday, August 18, 2008

Deep Woods

In this 11 x 14 oil painting, I had a lot of fun with the variety of rich, warm and cool colors in the foreground and the glowing light in the background. I arranged it to move your eye around the painting, always returning to the light.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Workshop Update

We had a great time at the color workshop on July 28th. Students learned to see and arrive at the color they were after in a very short time.

The workshop, "Painting Faster" on August 9th has only 2 more openings! Please e-mail me right away if you are interested! Supply lists will be e-mailed to those who register. I hope to see you there!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Summer Oil Painting Workshops

This painting of an old mill is a study (8 x 10) I completed in about 2 hours. It's one of my favorite paintings!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tell a Story

"Waiting" oils, 18 x 24. A paintings which tells a story can draw you, the viewer, into it in a special, unique way. I intentionally made the background very plain so as not to give you any clues about the place. Who is this little girl? What, or who, is she waiting for?

You are the child, and this painting is your story. Who, or what, are you waiting for? What is the light outside for you? Is the door locked? Is someone coming? Are you hesitating to open it and go out? I'd love to hear your story and how you responded to this painting. I'll post some of your responses.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cascading Stream

This river on Kenosha Pass was just begging to be painted. As I sat on the rocks and heard the noise of the crashing water and felt the cool spray, I knew I wanted to capture that feeling. I hope you can feel it, too. The painting is 11 x 14 and can be seen at Great Western Art Gallery.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Painting Workshops!

My sabbatical from teaching has been great, but I'm beginning to miss all of you students. Let's get together this summer for a couple of one day workshops! We can have a "reunion workshop" for all past students and welcome new students as well. Please e-mail me to let me know what would be most helpful to you and your best days and times. I look forward to seeing you again!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Why Oils?

"Cool Veranda," 30 x 40

I love oil paints with all the rich, juicy colors and the creamy, buttery paint. It’s such fun to push the paint around on canvas, with stiff brushes, soft brushes, knife, or fingers! Just playing with the paint.

I paint out of love for the craft and for God, who created me to paint. It’s all for Him, my gift of love back to Him. Thank you for allowing me to share this love with you, as well.