“Anna B”

"Anna B" by Elizabeth Traub
“Anna B” by Elizabeth Traub

“Anna B” is Art You Love by Elizabeth Traub. Anna B is a real person. A young beautiful and gifted artist. Anna B came to my home to assist with a kids craft camp. One of the crafts is painting.

Anna B teaching a young student art technique without a paint brush.

I was teaching Anna a different technique. I was so excited to have her in my home and learning more about her techniques as an artist. A later blog will highlight her personally and her art, but for this post I am sharing this piece.

"Anna B" by Elizabeth Traub
“Anna B” by Elizabeth Traub

What the finished piece started as is very different as a finished piece. I was showing her how I bring together colors, using straws to blow, swipes with popsicle sticks, and more with a pallet knife, and no brush strokes. I thought this technique would be easiest for kids age 4-14 and eliminate brushes, water, and a bigger mess.

Teaching art is my greatest joy.

Each child was given a cookies sheet. On the cookie sheet was an 8×10 canvas, straws, plastic forks and popsicle sticks. It is a testament to the gifts that God gives us. We are artists. How we see color and how we imagine the color and how we bring colors together in our own creative ways.

Little squeezy bottles of paints.
No matter what age, the kids took their creative spirits to the canvas. Anna B. there to assist, direct and help.

Now back to to this piece. After showing Anna B. some” of my techniques we could teach the kids on the canvas. I came home after a very long and exhausting day and went right into my studio to decompress. I love teaching art camps but a lot of kids, lots of activities and I needed something quiet to bring me back to balance. I finished this piece which started out as a sampling for a beautiful artist named, “Anna B”.

"Anna B" by Elizabeth Traub
“Anna B” by Elizabeth Traub


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Interior Designer, Consultant, Artist. Which is it they ask? All of the above. God has blessed me in ways that words cannot describe. Doing what I love and making a career out of it all. Starting with a beautiful designer showroom. Decorating homes and specializing in kid's spaces. Magazine covers and spreads, then show homes. Adding in business consulting. Working alongside my clients to develop a strategic plan to design and market their product or service in the correct markets. Then one day, after years of painting for my clients, a few gallies, my hobby business I decided in the second half of my life to bring Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery to life. I took my paintings to the streets and flipped my website into my "Art You Love" business. Do what you love and love what you do. Adding Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery and creating artful pieces for your home, office, business. An empty wall invites art you love by Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery. Your Dreams & Passions, My Experience & Help. Let's work together and build something beautiful in your home business, or on your walls.

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