I haven't been to a lot of workshops but this one was the best one ever!! I learned so much, I was inspired, the artist, Ted Nuttall made me think about my art and me as an artist.
I'll be participating next week in a workshop on Watercolor Portraits, this is my first workshop of this type. Ted Nuttall is the instructor, he is out of Az. I've had two workshops in oils for portrait painting, but oils are not my preferred medium.. The paintings above are some of my figurative paintings I've done using watercolor. I spent the day packing paints, paper, and brushes. I ordered the watercolor colors he wants us to use and they haven't come in yet. I leave Sunday, and I'm getting worried. If they don't come in, I'll be for a Micheal's Sunday while traveling.
Thanks to Pat for sharing some different pouring and spraying techniques (watercolor) with our painting group, 2Rivers Society of Painters. We had a few absent but six of us were there. We had a wonderful time !
I've been playing with watercolor on Yupo paper. This painting was a fun one. I know, it's a little different for me but it is a tree. Looking up into the tree but a tree. I think it's finished. I'll be looking and studying it for the next few days before I'm sure. FUN day at the studio.
When I worked as a Graphic Artist for the Sate, our supervisor would always say, 'It's either feast or famine around here'. Meaning a lack of work or an overload of work. Well, in less than a week, I have three new commissions to do and I already had one on the drawing board. Today, I prepared two on the boards and ready to start with these tomorrow. The one on the floor is just something I'm playing with on Yupo paper - fun stuff. I going to enjoy my FEAST while I can.
I was fortunate to be juried into the GCVAA National Juried Exhibit but now I have to get ready for it. We have to deliver our paintings Sat., the 8th of April.
Today, I framed my painting. I ordered my frames two weeks ago and pick them up last week. I got the old mat cutter out (Logan 750), mat boards (double matted), backing board, and Plexiglas, I check my watercolor painting for buckles and warped places. And yes they are there, I have to spray the back of the painting with water and press it with a few books to get it as flat as I can. I measure the mat board and check it again and again before I cut it. (expensive stuff) Cut the mats, tape the painting in place, put everything to together. Add D rings, screw into place and wire! We are ready for Saturday. I'll add all the labels tomorrow, and pack it up.
That's now I spent my day!!
Last night's reception at the Warner Park Nature Center was wonderful. My paintings didn't go home to new homes so they are still available at the center Until the end of May. There were several sells last night, which is great for the "Friends of Warner Parks".The "Friends" provided us with a beautiful space to show our watercolor work and delicious food. It was a beautiful evening with beautiful art.
The Treasures of Warner Parks
Opening Reception & Silent Auction
Friday, March 31st, 5:30-7:30pm
Warner Park Nature Center
7311 Highway 100
The exhibit will showcase many of the diverse activities, stunning vistas, favorite icons and natural beauty found in our sanctuary in the city of Nashville. Over 20 artists will be representing TnWS. A portion of all sales will benefit FOWP.
10 more small and mini paintings for visitors to chose from on Sat. during Irish Day. I'm on Hwy 49, right through the middle of Downtown Erin. I'll be there all day in the Studio. I have all sizes of pen & ink drawings and paintings. Plein Air works and Studio works. It's a FUN Day in Erin.
Artist Keara Mikkelborg, spent yesterday and today painting the windows at the Chamber for the Irish Celebration. They look Great and Thank You so much Keara.
I painted five minis today and that was the plan. If I can do five a day this week, I'll be ready for The Big Irish Celebration on Sat. Parade starts at 10:30 and the weather is going to be great!
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.