Issue #3 of the 2016 The Decorative Painter magazine is in the mail! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the artists in the current issue and share the inspiration behind their finished projects.
This week, meet Shirley Nan Ruchong CDA!
Shirley Nan Ruchong CDA had her first painting class in 1979 and that began a lifelong love affair with art! From 1985 to 2012, Donna Mays and Shirley owned a tole shop that operated as a walk-in store and eventually was relocated to Shirley’s home studio. Classes are still being taught there – it will probably never close!
Shirley has been a member of SDP for over 35 years and has served on many SDP Committees as well as serving on the SDP Board of Directors for two years as a Board Member-at-Large.
Oils are Shirley’s medium of choice; although, she also teaches in acrylics and watercolor. Her project in this issue, “Playing In Ink” uses alcohol ink. Here’s a preview of her project, in Shirley’s own words.
“Welcome to a wonderful adventure with a fun painting medium – alcohol ink! This is such a great product and you can do so many things with it. If you are so inclined you can do abstract renderings or paint flowers, landscapes, animals, or a myriad of other subjects. I find that I enjoy playing in the ink when I need to loosen up from my realism oil paintings.
Abstract can be very relaxing! Since this is the holiday edition (of The Decorative Painter) I have included a poinsettia design that will make a great gift, as will tiles with the other designs. Even if you use the same palette everyone’s gift will be one of a kind!”
Log in to the member only section of the website today and complete the project in the digital version of the magazine.