Friday, April 20, 2012

Time Warp

Winter Morning
18 x 14

This is another painting I have been working on for a while. Its all green and spring outside now but I love the fact that I can reach back and recreate a morning full of winter mist and soft earthy color harmonies.

Here are a few details.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Finally done!

Autumn Arrangement
20 x 16

This is one I have been working on for a while now! Click on over to the Lennox Woods blog to read about the process.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Florida Workshop Wrap Up

So, here is a shot of the workshop group on our last day (photo credit: Tony De Furio). It was a great group and I think we all worked hard and had fun. Photo credits below: Karen Rose, Mallory Marshall.

Me- holding forth

Teaching indirect painting techniques is always a challenge in such a short period of time. I also wanted to make sure that I encouraged the class to work from life and especially to use drawing and observation as tools for studio work. We went out to sketch several different times and students returned to certain spots on their own when they felt they needed additional information for the work we were doing in the studio. This method of working in the field, training visual memory and using drawing as a primary field sketching tool was new to some. Those who had studied with me before in either online classes or workshops were more familiar with it and encouraged the others to embrace this way of working.

Little Everglades Ranch provided an endless source of inspiration- huge trees, ponds and lakes, beautiful morning mist, clouds and big skies, cows, horses, and all sorts of wildlife

And there was time for a little fishing. Steve had a great time!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Back Home

Morning Light- Spring
10 x 12

We got home last night from Florida. It was a wonderful 10 days and a great workshop! I'll have more photos and more to share about that in a few days.

While we were gone spring sprang here in northeast Texas. The painting above is a little clump of trees I pass every day on my morning walk and I am looking forward to seeing it again tomorrow morning. Then to the studio to unpack and get back to work. On Wednesday evening we have an entomologist taking us on a search for luna moths in Lennox Woods!