I've been spending most of my time recently experimenting with a few new tools: rollers, squeegees and palette knives, in addition to brushes. The results have been very mixed, (mostly producing large piles of gray paint) but finally yesterday I felt like I was getting a little traction. I still have a LONG way to go, but figured it would be nice to leave you (for Europe) on a positive note. I actually did this one big first (24"x24") and mostly hated it, but this small version makes me very happy.
Reminder: I won't be able to ship any paintings until I am home again - July 17th.
Before I left for all my recent adventures, I was ahead by a few paintings. Here's one, from a reference I took in San Francisco this spring. I wandered through Chinatown twice. The first time it was overcast, and the second, sunny. I look forward to painting it both ways!
Sorry to be away for so long! First I was teaching plein air in Carmel to a group of WONDERFUL and brave kids (see photos below)...
...and then my husband and I went camping for a while in Eastern Oregon.
We have just a few days to get settled here before we are off again. Next week we leave for 2 weeks in Germany and then 10 days in France - my last workshop of the year. I hope to post a few more times before then.
Unfortunately I won't be able to ship any paintings until after we get home again - July 17th. : (
NEW ARTBYTE: Painting people. It's finally done!! And it's got a lot in it: 11 pages of instruction and a full demo video (of the painting above) with voice-over. I've been working my patookie off, and am proud of the result.
The next you'll hear from me is when I get back from my Carmel workshop. I'm looking forward to lovely weather and lots of sunshine!
I know I haven't been posting a lot lately. I've been spending a lot of time on spring projects around the house - cleaning, planting, etc. And now we're going camping! I'm bringing my gear so if the weather is good and inspiration strikes I'll paint some Oregon landscapes. Toodle-loo. I won't be able to ship any paintings until I get home - 5.22.18 - my apologies.