Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Abstract Drawings and an Abstract Collage

This summer my regular painting group took a break from figure painting and tried out different ideas. We worked in a clay studio, tried print making, did abstract drawing, developed ideas with text, and last, worked on collage. Here are some of my efforts. With my text piece, I continued to develope it with collage.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Photos from Our recent Workshop, Day 1

Our plein air, outdoor painting workshop began by the shore at Pear Point. We talked about oil painting supplies, how to begin a painting on location by sketching first. Next everyone saw a quick demonstration of painting with a palette knife. Everyone found intriguing views, and created wonderful paintings.

Photos from Our recent workshop, Day 2

Demonstration painting which started as a morning painting and ended as a late evening view of San Juan Valley.

The second day we tried a new technique, underpainting with colored gesso, glazes and then painting with regular opaque paint. This gives a lot of layered information quickly. Most people used black gesso, Lisa tried blue gesso. We painted overlooking San Juan Valley on this beautiful day.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 18 and 19th Workshop filling up August and September Workshop Added

This coming weekend's workshop is filling up. I'm adding a second summer session August 22 and 23, as well as the September 11th and 12th dates. Workshops are open to artists of any level. I demonstrate with oil paint, though artist may work in the medium of their choice. Typically, we go out on location, often a farm followed by a shoreline. I try to pick scenic and diverse locations. There, artists will sketch and paint a completed plein air painting each day. Through out the workshop, I help each artist individually at their easel. Call me at 378 2638 or stop by Funk & Junk for more information.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Large Abstract , Hiking at South Beach

Large, 60" x 60" oil on canvas. Abstraction based on many beautiful hikes along the shoreline of San Juan Island.