Carol Critiquing my funny little red piece.
It was a FUN and very informative workshop with Carol Nelson! If anyone ever has a chance to take a Carol Nelson Workshop DO SO! Carol is one of the most generous teachers...giving of herself, her materials, and her knowledge. I have taken this workshop once before. It was a one day workshop then...but Carol quickly learned she has enough to teach us to take at least two days. Carol was showing us techniques that she uses to create her beautiful abstract pieces, but since I went once before I was trying to glean information that I may use with my type of work. I am NOT an abstract artist. As you could tell with my "tree" piece from the last post I can't keep trees out of it...except perhaps with this little red piece I did as part of a challenge Carol gave us. We were to use three analogous colors and black to create an abstract. Regardless I kept trying to pull some sort of land mass from it, and wasn't really successful, but Carol was kind to me in my critique! PS...Carol's piece is on the left...NOW you can see why she is the master!!
As I left yesterday I was being watched by this little beauty. She watched me until she was convinced that I was going out a door that wasn't threatening, and when she was comfortable she began to wander off...but not without a backward glance to say goodbye. I will miss these visitors when we move!
Another exciting thing was Carol brought me the portrait she painted of my Michelle...I was SO excited to have her sitting there with me! Now I am waiting (patiently) for the one of me...that should be a kick!
Next is to get back to work on my "pear series" of at least two! :) And, waiting for the teacher I will be long term subbing for to have her baby. She is going to work til the end, or as close as she can get...so I feel like an expectant parent...waiting for that call that will cause me to jump to action...in my case...teaching full time for awhile.
Pouring Epoxy over one of Carol's pieces...
I am determined to continue posting every day or as close to it as I can get...so you may see strange things for a couple of months in between the paintings I am able to finish. I told the students I wanted to work projects with them...so there will be a little of that too...and perhaps a painting challenge thrown in for you all from some photos...So, I'm not going anywhere...just adapting to my ever changing life!!
WOO HOO!! Somehow during my workshop we went to 102 followers!! Welcome to my newest!! I will be choosing the winner of the give-away 4x4 and announce it in tomorrows post!! YIPPEE!!
HAPPY SUNDAY CREATING TO YOU ALL!!