|My first workshop at Sidka with the lovely Dayna. A 4 day workshop with Bill Parks had sparked my interest.|
We became one with nature...evidence of many mice was found throughout; here is the second critter on his way to a final resting place outside the house. (your welcome Dayna:o)
|The spirit of drawing included a few days of just black and white, working on contrast and values. I brought in many pods to consider.|
|We're serious artists, serious I say. But we need to break the tension every once in awhile....|
|One of the more studious moments, she's a rebel that one!|
|Refuse to Settle was a suggestion from Bill|
|A black and white sketch, this will be painted over soon...|
Bill was a sight to behold, sketching, painting, he knows his subjects well and really pushes beyond just making a pretty painting.
|Black and white with a bit of color|
|A side view|
Bill giving me feedback. There was no expectation of coming away with a finished piece. But more
of a push to create a problem on the canvas that we work through to challenge ourselves. I came away with a craving to do more of the big messy brushstroke paintings that I adore.