Monday, December 27, 2010

Ballet Slippers

Ballet Slippers

7.5 x 5.5

Watercolor on

Arches 300 lb paper

artist Teresa Beyer

This is a commissioned piece I have yet to deliver. Painted a few weeks ago for a dear friend.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Two Coffee Cups

Two Coffee Cups
Both images were painted in my oil painting class with Paul Abbott. Both are approximately three hour paintings each. The one on the right was done in my first class. I think it has a little more personality. The one on the left was done in the second class, it may be more accurate and offers more of a 3/D effect or quality.

What do you think? Be honest but please not brutal.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Coffee Cup 2

Coffee Cup 2

16 x 16


Hmmmmm another wonderful workout in oil painting with a palette knife and with the wonderful guidance of Paul Abbott. Learning to see the lights and darks, keeping the values true and correct. Wow what an exercise!.

I did this same coffee cup last week, and felt I still needed this valuable exercise. So here it is.

On December 4th I had my first art reception. Just for me! It was a wonderful night with good friends, music, drink and food. Thank you everyone for making the reception a perfect night!

With much gratitude and love,


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Coffee Cup

Coffee Cup
oil on canvas
20 x 16
Teresa Beyer

Usually when a cup of coffee is unfinished it usually means there is still coffee in the cup.

I have dabbeled in oils over the years and recently I have a strong desire to learn how to paint in oils. I went to my first class with Paul Abbott at the Art Store here in town. Wow what a challenging experience. For my first piece he had me paint a white coffee cup on a white background. This alone is a challenge in any medium but on top of that I was painting with a palette knife. This is as far as I got in 3 hours.

Paul is teaching me to look and paint what I see, for me it is a much needed review.

Painting in oils and using a palette knife feels like a huge change from brushes and watercolor which is just what I needed! I'm inspired and excited!

So not only will I be learning to paint in oils but I am going to learn to get messy, my hands, supplies, clothes, everything! Learning to not be so OCD.

Happy Painting,

Monday, November 29, 2010

Art Show

I'm having an art show at The Sacred Bean the month of December. Be sure to check it out, and warm yourself with some delicious Organic Coffee. The Art Reception will be on December 4th from 7 - 9 pm. Light appetizers and wine will be served.

Happy Painting,

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Magnolia Flower being photographed

This is a picture of the Magnolia Flower taken in my studio/garage photo area. I have placed a yard stick next to it - to give you an idea of the size. The little white things on either side are my lamps for lighting, and the silver arm on the ceiling is for my garage door.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010



40 x 30 $700 Framed

WaterColor on Arches 300 lb

by Teresa Beyer

Happy ThanksGiving Everyone!

I have so much to be grateful for . . .

My studio has been re-organized and re-organized and I am finally comfortable in my space, comfortable enough to paint again. I have had this oversized watercolor paper in storage for some time now. The size is referred to as elephant paper (30x40) and that is what I used for this painting. The Cuesta's may recognize this image as they have a smaller one from a few years ago.

Once again I have used a limited palette, Quinacridone Magenta (red), Aurelian (yellow) and French Ultramarine Blue on Arches 300 lb cold press paper. The painting is at the framers (The Frame & I) now and will be picked up on Sunday November 28th. In time to be hung at the Sacred Bean, an organic coffee shop.

I will be having a show at the Sacred Bean the month of December. For those of you who live in the area you and your friends are welcomed to the Artist Reception, December 3rd for light appetizers and wine. I look forward to seeing you.

Happy Painting,


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The other Half

As you can see I was busy creating a new business card, (above) I also worked on a post card, I think I will use them like big business cards.

I decided to paint the other half of the sunflower, I want to display it differently, and I'm still not quite sure how I will go about doing that. I will post once that is all figured out.

I have also created a new blog address -

"Tip Toe"

I have been working on contrast- I have a tendency to in a medium value, I'm trying hard to break away from that.

I photographed a bouquet of tulips Todd brought home the other day. I was so taken by the simple vase, and the entire simplicity of the image. The flowers were fading fast so I took several photographs of them. The one or two images I snapped of the back lighting were so exciting that I just had to do a painting.

Before I began my drawing I wanted to create a boarder so I placed archival artist masking tape around the perimeter of the paper.

In this piece not only was I focused on the light and dark, I also had the challenge of painting a back lit painting. Something I have never really done before. I am thrilled with my results! Back Lit - is where the light is coming from behind. I like cast shadows, most of my paintings will have the light coming from either side.

I then wanted the flowers to really pop! So I chose a color opposite the yellow on the color wheel, purple. I mixed French Ultramarine Blue (FUB) with Alizarin Crimson for this deep violet.

I was so pleased with the results of this painting - I'm going to pull my view back a little to include a few more of the tulips.