Thursday, July 31, 2008

Workshop Update

We had a great time at the color workshop on July 28th. Students learned to see and arrive at the color they were after in a very short time.

The workshop, "Painting Faster" on August 9th has only 2 more openings! Please e-mail me right away if you are interested! Supply lists will be e-mailed to those who register. I hope to see you there!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Summer Oil Painting Workshops

This painting of an old mill is a study (8 x 10) I completed in about 2 hours. It's one of my favorite paintings!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tell a Story

"Waiting" oils, 18 x 24. A paintings which tells a story can draw you, the viewer, into it in a special, unique way. I intentionally made the background very plain so as not to give you any clues about the place. Who is this little girl? What, or who, is she waiting for?

You are the child, and this painting is your story. Who, or what, are you waiting for? What is the light outside for you? Is the door locked? Is someone coming? Are you hesitating to open it and go out? I'd love to hear your story and how you responded to this painting. I'll post some of your responses.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cascading Stream

This river on Kenosha Pass was just begging to be painted. As I sat on the rocks and heard the noise of the crashing water and felt the cool spray, I knew I wanted to capture that feeling. I hope you can feel it, too. The painting is 11 x 14 and can be seen at Great Western Art Gallery.