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.
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.