Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dog Photos Wanted

Do you have a cutie pie pooch? Would you like your dog photo to be made into a piece of art? My next online class will be a pet portrait class and I need photos of your dogs! Watch this short video for details. Thanks!
PS: I just saw the thumbnail for this video. Oh boy. I wish I could change that! 😄

Wednesday, March 20, 2019


I've been into poppies and lots of color this week! Maybe it's time for winter to finally end!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

"Preparing Papers for Your Art" Online Class

I hope you can join my for my new online classes! The first one is called "Preparing Papers for Your Art"!

This class is all about preparing papers for your art. I’ll show you what kind of papers to look for, we’ll draw our own patterns, and we’ll learn how to make stamps and stencils. We’ll get some really great effects by using a variety of texturing tools with paint, adding solvents to magazines and dripping isopropyl alcohol on the paint. We’ll play with a gel printing plate, too!

By the end of the class, you’ll have a stack of great papers to use in your art.

This class is all about playing and experimenting as we prepare the papers. We have freedom from composition and design here. It’s all about having some fun and making some interesting visual textures!

Click HERE for a lot more information.

Online Classes

I'm very happy to announce that I have published two online classes! I hope you will join me!

The first class is called "Preparing Papers for Your Art". I'll show you several different techniques for making beautiful papers that you can later use in your art.

The second class is "Beginning Paper Mosaics". You'll learn how to use those beautiful papers that you made to create some stunning paper mosaic artwork!

I look forward to posting more about the classes and my art soon!

Monday, December 14, 2015

A New Website!

I have FINALLY gotten a new look for my website. I'm so excited! It's fresh and clean with big photos. Click on the image below and check it out! Let me know what you think or if you find any mistakes. I'm even going with my nickname (my initials for Barbara Benson = Bebe). Thanks!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bebe - Self Portrait

I've never done a self portrait before. I gave myself my long hair since that seems the most me, and I'm growing it out again anyway! wink emoticon "Bebe - Self Portrait" - 36"h x 24"w, paper mosaic I find that making mosaics with paper is a great exercise in studying values. Because the papers are patterned and have a variety of colors, you have to see the overall value of the piece and ignore the color. It's really fun!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Video of recent work

I put together a little video of some of my work from the last year and a half... I wish you a great day!
Click Here to see it!