Sunday, June 14, 2009

Painting Workshop, July 18 and 19th Plus new painting of our island Haybales

If you would like to learn about painting, or further your skills, come join us for a great weekend, painting in the San Juan Islands. This plein air painting was done last July at the Robert's farm, in San Juan Valley, as a class demonstration. During the workshop, we go out on location, talk about setting up, finding a composition,and making a thumbnail sketch. I will demonstrate getting started on a painting and color mixing. Each person will get going on their own canvas. I circulate, easel to easel throughout the day with one on one help. On the second day, we paint in a different kind of environment. I will introduce a new method of establishing an underpainting. In general, our second day is more expressive, as I encourage people to step outside the natural color palette. Click here to learn more about the workshop and see photos from years past. Come see me at Funk & Junk for questions and signing up. 360 378 2638

Monday, June 8, 2009

Words, Words, Words, Abstract in Acrylic

Words, 26 x 26" abstract acrylic inspired by a drawing by my friend Lora Meyer, contemporary artist working in New York.