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Flower Painting

Shanley Triggs

One of my favorite painting subjects as is true of many artists, is flowers.  Summer is so filled with flowers either in the garden or growing wild in the fields.  I love to pick and paint the wild flowers whether it is bringing them inside or just where they grow naturally.  It is so inspiring.  Flowers give us so much joy through all senses and that is how I approach painting them.  Touching the petals and turning the flower from side to side and as I am doing that, the scent is filling my space which is also part of the process of painting my flower. The shapes of the flower itself, its petals, its leaves which are as important as the blossom attracts me and excites me when creating a composition whether it be simple or complicated and the color is always beautiful.  Of course, I can take artistic license and change it a bit if I have to.  I am not a botanical artist.  I am particular about my drawing of the subject flower but it is an interpretation and not botanical.  

This a painting I did one June morning after picking wild flowers when taking a walk near my house.  I call it "Morning Walk".

Morning Walk

Watercolor Painting Workshop (Age 18+)

Shanley Triggs

I have a workshop scheduled for next Saturday- join us!
In a casual setting, with a short period of instruction, you will paint a set up still life with the benefit of having Shanley Triggs there to help you trou- bleshoot and critique your work. This painting session is for all levels. Participants must bring all supplies.
Program #: 440308A Sat, Mar. 14 (9 - 11:30am) 440308B Sat, Apr. 25 (10am - 12:30pm)
Location: Community Room in Town Office Building Fee: $20/person/event
Register by calling 893-4922

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Champlain Valley Fair Featured Artist

Shanley Triggs

It is an honor being the featured artist of the 2014 Champlain Valley Fair.  

Preparing for the Champlain Valley Fair

My Thanks to Dave and Marilyn from the Champlain Valley Fair for hanging my work at the Champlain Valley Fair!

Works being hung

It's a really fun time being at the Champlain Valley Fair! Check out the video of Awards Night at the fair.