A couple of weeks ago, I taught a small group how to paint a robin. The class was so much fun and my students did a great job. I wanted to brag on them a little today.

First of all, when this chick walked in as Bob Ross, I knew it was going to be a fun class.

A woman dressed up as Bob Ross.

I had my youngest student for the robin painting class. She was four years old! She was the sweetest thing and so excited to paint. I was amazed at how patient she was and how great her painting turned out. I’ll share it with you in a bit.

a little girl getting a painting apron put on her

Here, my students are feverishly painting! This painting was a little on the challenging side, but they all did a wonderful job.

Students painting during a painting class.

Adding some finishing touches. It seems there’s never enough time for these paint classes.

A woman painting a bird during painting class.

Here’s my students proudly holding up their springtime robin paintings. They all did such a fantastic job, I’m really pleased. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my youngest student holding her painting. I didn’t notice it until later that night when I got home.

Students posing with their finished painting of a robin

Thankfully, her mom was kind enough to send a photo of it and here it is. I’m just so impressed, remember she is only 4!

A child's painting of a robin.

We’ve decided we’re going to do an abstract for the next painting class there at Groff Memorial Library where this was held. I’ve already got a bunch of ideas, we just need to pick a time.

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Well, I’ve got a busy week this week. My Spring Pop Up Gallery is this Thursday! I can’t believe it’s here already. I’m trying to finish up a couple of new paintings and gather everything I’m taking. If you don’t know what I’m talking about read all about it here. Everyone is invited! I’d love to see you pop by. It’s very casual, so just stop by after work and stay as long as you like. We’re open from only 5-7 but we’re hoping this will work for people’s schedules.


←Spring Pop Up Gallery at Noco ParkSpring Pop Up was a Success! ⟶

spring floral paintings by Jaime Haney

A few paintings I’ve created

Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page under the additional links menu. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started created more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is is mystery and telling mystical stories.

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