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Oil Painting Expressions is launching its seventh online course, A Christmas Concert, Oil Painting Expressions Session Seven. I am teaching Christmas Greetings, pictured here. Join me and 7 other teachers to learn how to paint these 8 beautiful designs, all in oils. Your subscription also includes the Oil Basics Brush Ups Series for beginner oil and accomplished oil painters alike, plus a Bonus Lesson. Topics covered in the Oil Basics Brush Ups include surface preparation, blending, leaes, fruit, flower petals, shapes, gold leafing, linework, varnishing, and more. As a subscriber to the course you will have access to all of the lesson files and videos until February 1, 2021.
Hi, I am Robyn Brooks and I live in the beautiful harbor city of Sydney, Australia, where I was born and raised. I have a daughter and son and they are both married to wonderful partners. I am also blessed with 4 beautiful grandsons and 1 adorable granddaughter. Fortunately both families live nearby.
I have always had a passion for drawing and painting. After leaving school I studied ceramics and became a potter.
In 1985 I discovered the world of decorative painting. It was known as Folk Art here in Australia. My initial painting was in acrylics. I have also done some color pencil work.
I joined the Society of Decorative Painters in 1990 and attended my first convention in 1995. This introduced me to so many opportunities. I have made many friends and have been very fortunate to be able to visit the USA 2 or 3 times each year for the past 20 years or so.
I became a Certified Decorative Artist in 2004 in the stroke category.
I am a published artist and have a home studio. My other passion is sailing. I have a 34ft. yacht in partnership with two friends and together we participate in races on Sydney harbor.
I have studied extensively under Mary Jo Leisure MDA, Cheri Rol MDA, Michael Fulton MDA, Peggy Stodgill MDA Kerry Smith MDA, Mary Gibilisco, CDA BFA, Ann Kingslan MDA and many others.
I visit the US on a regular basis to catch up with friends and paint in Cheri Rol’s studio.
Christmas Greetings by Robyn Brooks
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If you enjoy decorative art, learning new painting techniques and reading about what other decorative artists are doing, consider joining the Society of Decorative Painters. For more information write to: SDP, 393 McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203 or visit their website www.decorativepainters.org.