Creative Inspiration and Instruction
Email:
kennedyartstudio@ bellsouth . net
See a preview of Book One or Buy on Lulu.com
My art instruction website is under construction, but it consists of two main subjects: watercolor instruction (watercolor lesson e-books which are printable and loaded with pictures), and crochet patterns (a few free thread crochet patterns and patterns for simple thread crochet ornaments and purses. I love both fine art and thread crochet, the former is my passion and life's work. The latter is my hobby, and I'm crazy about it!. So check out these links, they include discussions on watercolor landscapes and demonstrations of watercolor florals. The crochet section includes lots of thread crochet patterns and a few larger crochet applique patterns: Christmas crochet patterns - crocheted snowflakes and crosses - as well as deceptively simple crochet jewelry pattern instructions : beautiful thread crochet crosses and other pendants you can make in half an hour.

I've also recently added my "hippie" crocheted flower applique pattern: this pdf pattern is nine pages long and includes photos of and instructions for the five crocheted flowers made in worsted weight yarn (the typical yarn in a craft shop). This pattern includes a crocheted daisy, two crocheted peonies, two small flowers with raised centers, and a crocheted daffodil: darling! I plan to post patterns soon for a crocheted cotton baby headband with a nice big rose and a crocheted collar for your dog which will transform him or her into a swinging hippie puppy! These easy crochet patterns are available above, and also at my etsy store,
susanlinnstudio. Incidentally, I love creating new projects and patterns, but making piles of crocheted things - not so much. So if you wish to make and sell my designs on etsy or some other place, feel free!

These things are all close to my heart and I hope you will enjoy looking at them and using them. Arts and Crafts have a back-to-basics cleansing function in our lives, and they can be a way to find a positive attitude, purge yourself of stress, and best of all, express your uniqueness as an individual.

One of the best things about the fine arts and crafts as well, is the way that they give you an abundant supply of gifts for your loved ones. In no time, you will have commission requests, and will have a stock of items, whether small paintings or gift tie-ons or crocheted christmas ornaments, which you will always have ready.

So enjoy and find the artist and craftsman inside. Let him (or her) out!
Free Art Lessons and Booklets:

Susan's Watercolor Materials and Supplies (pdf ebooklet)

Mixing Great Shadow Colors in Watercolor (youtube video)

Painting Foliage in Oils (youtube video)

Stages of a Floral Still Life in Watercolor (youtube video)

Working on Background of a Floral in Watercolor (youtube video)













Stages of a Close Up Floral Watercolor - Rhododendron (youtube Video)

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Each of the ten chapters in this online book include four to six color illustrations of materials or paintings in progress, (the six "expanded notes" chapers are like the thumbnails above) and each page has some of my personal tips on technique, composition, color-mixing, and other inspirational ideas.(Especially the chapters with notes). Get your creative juices flowing!
Book One:  WATERCOLOR INSPIRATION

Revised and Expanded Watercolor Inspiration eBook (pdf download)  85 pages of in-depth discussion of watercolor technique, color mixing, supplies and materials, and 12 richly illustrated step-by-step demos of Susan's floral and landscape watercolors. $12.99 USD
$ 1.59 USD
Both Susan's "Watercolor Inspiration" book and its excerpts (on the right), the Orchid and Rhododendron chapters, contain many color photos of Susan's step by step watercolor paintings as they progress. Susan's watercolor painting instruction in this material constists of an introduction, a discussion of watercolor materials, and 12 watercolor demonstrations which break down Susan's process as she approches a floral or landscape subject in watercolor.

Susan's ebook is not so much watercolor lessons as it is technical advice on achieving particular colors, layers, and effects in watercolor realism. To learn watercolor is to take the process of painting and break it down into layers and steps, and this watercolor instruction book (or rather watercolor instruction ebook) is a look at how a watercolor realist approaches the technical challenges of painting.

A beginning watercolorist can benefit from looking at the stages of painting, and the intermediate watercolor painter will be able to gain technical knowledge of Susan's process and color mixtures. Email Susan for more details at kennedyartstudio @bellsouth.net (take out the space!)
This collection includes instructions for the five thread crochet snowflakes pictured below.
My favorite youtube crochet instructor shows you the basic crochet stitches. Awesome!
$3.99 USD
Rhododendron - Watercolor
9 page pdf format ebooklet
(excerpt from "Watercolor Inspiration")












$ 6.99 USD
Watercolor Demonstration Video
29 minute online video, downloadablewmv format
see a promotional youtube video below:
this youtube video has an overview and preview of the 29-minute Watercolor Demonstration Video which is for sale.
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Home About the artist   |  Contact Info | Floral/ Still Life  Portfolio | Landscape Portfolio | Coastal/ Water Scene Portfolio | Interior and Architectural PortfolioEbay items |   Etsy Store Prints | Susan's Facebook  TwitterYoutubeBlog Art and Craft Instruction
PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR
In these upcoming four week sessions we'll work on small landscape elements like trees, focusing on technique, traditional watercolor approaches to wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, and on using materials to your advantage. Feel free to work on your own watercolor projects and use the class time as a guided open studio with Susan 
Click here for supply list.

Upcoming Watercolor classes :
In the new Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Rec Centers in the big Multi Purpose Rooms on the right
wing of those huge new Recreation Buildings. (Forsyth County, Georgia)

Watercolor class (Tree focus; 4 weeks once a week for $80) coming up beginning March 29 at Fowler Park Rec Center. This will be Thursdays from
1 pm to 3 pm
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Another watercolor 4 week session will start April 24 on Tuesdays 1-3 pm at the Rec Center at Old Atlanta. (directly across from
Lambert High School on Nichols Road). 

A second four-week Thursday Watercolor session at Fowler Park will be the last for the
summer,
starting June 14.

I'll also be collecting names for waiting lists for Watercolor if these dates and times don't work for you, so just let me know what days and
times you're really wanting and I'll contact you when I have enough people
to line up that time slot.


PAINTING LANDSCAPES IN OIL
In these upcoming sessions we'll  explore the uses of composition, color and technique used in painting landscapes with oil. Each classwill focus on a new piece of artwork as the instructor works with you step-by-step to improve your skill and finish each project. All levels welcome.
Feel free to email me at kennedyartstudio@ bellsouth.net for more information and
Click here for supply list.

Oil Painting Class 5 weeks once a week for $100) coming up beginning May 3 at Fowler Park Rec Center. This will be Thursdays from
1 pm to 3 pm.

Oil 6 week session will start June 12 on Tuesdays 1-3 pm at the Rec Center at Old Atlanta. (directly across from
Lambert High School on Nichols Road). 




email me at kennedyartstudio@ bellsouth.net if you have any questions, and call Parks and Rec at 770 781-2215 to sign up!
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New ART CLASSES WITH SUSAN IN THE NORTH ATLANTA AREA:
Call  (770) 781-2215 to sign up for Susan's classes in Oil or Watercolor!