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Grid Method

October 27th, 2015

Grid Method

The grid method is one of the methods I teach to my art students. It involves making grid lines on the picture you are drawing and on the paper you are drawing on. You draw what you see in each square and when you are done you erase the grid lines. Here is a Halloween card made by one of my 9 year old students. Happy Halloween!

Beginner Watercolour Class

August 13th, 2015

Beginner Watercolour Class

I am teaching a beginner #watercolour #class starting on Monday. Let me know if you are interested. laurelbest@cogeco.ca

Lake Walk in Bronte

June 22nd, 2015

Lake Walk in Bronte

I am really looking forward to the Lake Walk in Bronte, Oakville, Ontario. I will be selling my original artwork and art on cards at 77 Bronte Rd., just South of Lakeshore. Thank-you to Travel Further Afield for hosting me!

Solo show at CJs

March 13th, 2015

Solo show at CJs

I am very happy to have a Solo Show at CJ's Café in Bronte. Check out my CJ's gallery online to see some of the art that I have up for March, 2015 at CJ's.

Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:30-4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:30-3pm

Come in and enjoy the charm or call ahead to have your order ready for pick-up
(905) 465-0411 -
2416 Lakeshore Road W, Oakville, ON L6L 1H7

National TV Contest Entry

January 18th, 2015

National TV Contest Entry

I am excited to enter my "Goat at Play" photo in the National TV Contest! I need 250 votes to be considered so your vote is very appreciated. Thank-you!

Whole Foods Harvest Art Walk Sunday Oct 5th, noon-3pm

October 2nd, 2014

Whole Foods Harvest Art Walk Sunday Oct 5th, noon-3pm

Whole Foods Harvest Art Walk
October 2, 2014
Oakville, ON – Whole Foods, 301 Cornwall Rd, Oakville, is having a Harvest Art Walk on Sunday October 5th from noon until 3pm. Laurel Best is one of the artists that will be painting at this event.

Laurel Best is an Oakville artist and art teacher who specializes in Watercolour. “I love to create whether I am using watercolour, oils, acrylic or my camera. Nature and wildlife are the perfect subjects as there is so much beauty in them waiting to be captured and shared with others.”

Laurel has been painting in watercolours for 20 years. She has taken courses at Seneca College, Visual Arts Mississauga, and with Wilma Stammler. She has a passion for nature and wildlife and loves creating realistic watercolour paintings of animals, flowers and landscapes. Her interest in art began as a teenager spending many hours capturing her favourite pictures in pencil. Over the years she has expanded her interests to photography, and more recently oil and acrylic.

Laurel’s work can be viewed at: www.laurelbest.com


To learn more about this event or Laurel’s art, contact
Laurel Best, Artist
Cell: (905)469-9937
laurelbest@gmail.com

Laurel Best Watercolour Class

October 12th, 2013

Laurel Best Watercolour Class

Laurel Best’s Watercolour for Beginners

Three reasons you will love Laurel's Watercolour classes:
1. You will learn a new skill in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.
2. No previous Drawing or Painting experience required.
3. You will create a beautiful piece of Art work for your home!

Course Outline
• Introduction to materials
• Preparing Watercolour paper
• Painting a Wash
• Mixing Paint and the Colour Wheel
• Value lesson
• Painting an Iris Stained Glass picture

Location
STREETdog ARTstudio, 467 Speers Rd. Unit #15

Course begins Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
6 weeks, $180
Materials fee is $40 or you can bring your own materials, contact me for a material list.
• Bring a Roll of Paper Towel , a pencil and a 12” or 16” ruler
Ages teen - adult
Afternoon Class: 12:30-2:00 pm or Evening Class: 7:30-9:00 pm
SPACE IS LIMITED - Please reserve now!
Questions? Call Laurel at 905-484-2315 or email laurelbest@gmail.com
Laurel Best has been painting in watercolours for 20 years. She has taken courses at Seneca College, Visual Arts Mississauga, and with Wilma Stammler. She has a passion for nature and wildlife and loves creating realistic watercolour paintings of animals, flowers and landscapes. Her interest in art began as a teenager spending many hours capturing her favourite pictures in pencil. Over the years she has expanded her interests to watercolour, photography, and more recently oil paintings http://laurel-best.artistwebsites.com/

Moniker Gallery Photography Exhibition

July 14th, 2013

Moniker Gallery Photography Exhibition

July 18-24, I'll be participating in a group photography exhibition, inFOCUS, at Moniker Gallery (452 Richmond St. W., Toronto, Ontario) Gallery hours 12-6 p.m., Closed Monday. Opening Exhibition is Thursday, July 18 from 7-11 p.m.

Free entry, snacks and entertainment!

Seagull Oil Painting in progress

June 20th, 2012

Seagull Oil Painting in progress

I am working on an oil painting of my Bronte Lighthouse Seagull picture. I thought I'd share with you a bit of my process. First I print the picture on 8 1/2 x 11" photo paper. Then I draw the picture. Then I make additional sketches of parts of the picture. Here I am showing you one of the seagull sketches. Now I am working on a small oil painting of one of the seagulls, to make sure I get the colours right before I move on to the big picture. This seagull is almost done, it just needs a shadow and some legwork. Cheers. :)

 

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