Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Quiet Montana Day

I really enjoyed Michael Workman's workshop and was hoping
to become a temporary clone. Ha! Easier said than done! He had
demonstrated adhering canvas or paper to a panel for texture and
irregular edges and I had some unprimed canvas so I prepared a
few canvas panels when I got home. Thought that troweling on 3
coats of gesso would obliterate the canvas texture but no. Preparing
panels had always seemed like busy-work and time taken away
from painting but after 5 days with Workman, it feels an important
part of the process to have your hand and attention focused on creating
the surface right from the start.

The Fredericksburg Artist School has a great roster of artists lined
up for the rest of the year. I recommend it!


carol morgan carmichael said...

Beautiful palette and textures going on here. Glad you got to work with an artist that inspired you so. Really like your barn paintings too!

Carol Flatt said...

Glad you enjoyed Workman's workshop. What a great opportunity. I think it was fascinating to show how the whole, complete process from laying down canvas to the end results personalizes a painting even more. I love the underneath layers of paint showing through the top layers creating a wonderful texture. Thank you for sharing!

Cath H.C Photographie said...

Magnifique travail, cette toile est pleine de lumière, une vraie beauté, le style que tu adoptes est superbement exécuté !

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