Thursday, November 5, 2015
I have been painting on larger formats, this one measuring 24 x 24", which of course is not completed in a day, hence the recent absence of small works for Daily Paintworks. I just love these bowls, hand made by Jean Smaglik Wells. I've collected the bowls and her platters for many years. You can see more of her work here: http://www.jeansclaystudio.com
I also recently started an online portrait course with Chantel Barber http://www.chantelsoriginals.com/
I have NO experience with portrait work, nor have I ever taken an online course, so this is really scary for me. So far we have had one homework assignment--to paint a grey scale portrait using 4-5 greys in 45 minutes or less. It's not that easy, folks! Finding a suitable reference photo was a real challenge, as it needed to be high contrast, and no toothy smiles! Chantel critiques our work, but I have not yet had the courage to check for that. I know I will learn a lot from this very talented artist with a most distinct style, who is very giving in sharing her techniques.
I am pleased to tell you that I had a successful season in Door County and have been invited back to the Edgewood Orchard Galleries for next year's season. I am very grateful.