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Event Photography, Balloons over Waikato, New Zealand March 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Up goes the first balloon
 And it's all about the logo's
Clash of the striped balloons
 This is supposed to be a crowd pleaser, why are you girls not smiling?

Best view of the whole event up here

And here
Yes it's all about the logo's and what exactly is Remax?
 Everyone framed by balloons 

Inflated balloons and decapitated heads, is there a connection?
Head looking like it's inflating the

Motion photography, taken at Rotorua lakefront for third assignment for Diploma in Digital Photography, Southern Institute of Technology.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Liked working with TV and with the camera on continuus shooting, trying to pan.

It looks like an Impressionist painting, don't you think?
This was on a windy day and the gulls loved being fed in mid air by this visitor
Flying in for the bread.
Coming in for landing
                                                                 Caught in mid flight

 Birds in motion.

10 reasons to take your 550D Canon SLR camera every day and keep on snapping.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The more you practise the better you get....

Acrylic Painting Class Lesson 5 Scraffitto and the Hundertwasser style, work on aluminium foil.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Heather Vail with her attractrive design, first she glued some aluminium foil on stetched canvas. The family came to class with this already done because if you don't  do it a day ahead, the foil doesn't have time to dry and it can rip. Ron Vail with his bird and fish.  Very dramatic.  Secondly they all painted their foil with black twice for good coverage. Together we can achieve more with

Doodling, why do it?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

If you buy a hard back A6 visual Dairy and some crayons and coloured pencils plus fine tip black marker you can make something creative in a small amount of time and just because it's for your own amusement it should be fun.

Have a go if you are time poor. Who can't spare half an hour while sitting in front of the tv? It's portable,  take it to a cafe have a cup of coffee and do a doodle

Self Portrait Painting School, check out this latest crop of graduates from Painting Yourself 101.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Expresso Portrait Painting in only two hours.... These people came for a Community Group set of classes thanks to the generous support of the Rotorua  Civic Arts Trust. None of them had ever made a portrait before and with my step -by- step instructions and demonstrations they all came out wth pieces to be proud of.  The most important thing is they really enjoyed the classes and I  loved having

Family create fun works of art for beginners in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

One of the best things about teaching acrylic painting classes for beginners are the smiles after they have produced their first masterpieces.
The Vail Family, originally form Oregin have a positive attitude towards creativity;  they see  the time spent in my studio as  a chance to relax and have fun, bond and to break away from their  busy lives.

Lesson Number One 
Based on American action

Photographic Safari's, Plenty in your own back yard.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Admittedly Waitomo isn't exactly in Rotorua's own back year but it's only a couple of hours drive away.

Mixed media painting pupils work and testimonials.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Janet is great at unlocking people's inherent creativity and guiding with her dynamic and inspiring energy". Karina Gulieva.
I  first met Karina while I was hanging my photographic work in the library last year. We spent a good half hour talking about art and creativity.  I handed her my business card and she rang up the next week and booked herself on one of my 6 week  mixed media painting

Learn new techniques in Mixed media Classes by Janet Keen - recent student work.

Mixed media, this client is making a series of six women from all over the world. This one's obviously French.
I think the series is going to be stunning when it's finished. This was done after the clients second class with

 After Mondiglani. Lisa'a second painting. Lisa is a very patient and diligent art pupil.
I cater to people l who have different styles from gestural to

Why take a Photography course? Three reasons....

Sunday, March 4, 2012

       Reason Number One.
It gets me out of my comfort zone and makes me view the world differently so that I take shots that I may not normally think about.

For instance I never would have taken these shots oof the dandelions if I hadn't attended an Eva Polack workshop on transcending the light. It was through her that  I  learned about extenders for my 50mm macro lens which enabled me to get

Photography a short photographic safari.

Some recent shots of Rotorua that I took for my first  Photography Assignment that I  am doing  through Trish McAuslan's online photography course. A day in Rotorua, photo essay. If you would like to know more about this course please contact Trish at                                                              galleryone@xtra.co.nz

Affirmations Weekly.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I always start off the year with the intention of doing something often like an illustration a day. This lasts about a week and then I get distracted with something else or  I become too busy.
Sound familiar?
I have decided not to make any further promises. I am going to just post what I'm doing every week and see if anyone at all reads it and comments.
Sometimes it will be everry day

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