Friday, September 26, 2008
Here's Robin and Lois from the workshop, singing about painting.... shadows & light, stepping back, etc...... They were fun and great painters... as a whole it was a fabulous workshop that I would recommend - it's about Daily Painting, but there were no shortcuts to a good painting. Carol made us toe the line, it was hard, and it was tremendously rewarding. And the GROUP - well, let's just say we BONDED! Everyone was so nice, supportive, and encouraging. And these gals can PAINT! We are thinking of doing a group blogging project.... I'll keep you updated!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Yesterday I happened to be on the Cape and I dropped in on my friend Joan Brancale. Of course I had to see what she was painting these days and she is in a very industrious phase right now... my favorite piece being hydrangeas, which are past the 'blue' stage. I never thought to paint them at this point... never really saw the beauty in them, till I saw Joan's rendition, very Thomas Buechner-esque, hers was subtle drama, and it took my breath away. So this morning I gathered a couple of stems and attempted to paint them, too. Always I though I wouldn't paint hydrangeas because of all the petals, but I tried Joan's method of wiping off the blocked in color and just suggesting the petals. I may try them again. This weather is unbelievable. I hope everyone's enjoying it....