Almost Spring….oh so good. Workshops have been the theme for the month. Unlike any work I’ve done before.
Recently taught a fun beginner drawing workshop. After my workshop (which contained a few surprises), there were six more people (o.k. a few were ringers) who had drawn the watering can set in front of them. Always a good feeling.
My longtime group of students and I are working on a collage. That inspired some new paintings with a collage feel. The above watercolor is my second along those lines. Liking the textures and freedom to add whatever I want. Your thoughts?
And then there’s the Strathmore Artist Papers workshop I’m taking. Videos by Robert Joyner are fresh, inspiring and exactly the way I like to paint. But it’s a change up for me, using acrylics, charcoal, artist crayons and ink. As I didn’t have all of the supplies I needed, I just did with what I had. I’m addicted. In the past week, I’ve done at least three paintings that I like. (And, OK, there were several that have been disasters….but that’s how we learn.)
So seriously, who came up with the name “Workshop”? More like “Playshop” to me.