No photos, no images….frankly, we were working so happily and busily that I never took the time to shoot anything.
But the workshop was successful beyond my expecations, the response afterwards has been positive, and I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to help so many people. And the best part was that what was beyond my expectations was the attitude of the participants! To a person, they worked as only the inspired do. I’m very proud of each of the 13 who attended. Hard to quantify such an experience, but we will be repeating this workshop again, so if interested, send me an email and I ‘ll get you on the advance list for next time!
Here’s some of the advice that surfaced:
Be a painter first, a watercolorist second.
Suggest, don’t explain. The word “Suggest” is printed indelibly on the face of my own watercolor palette.
Draw from models, memory, imagination, and draw in the streets.
Dry in the lights, wet in the shadows (“When you paint light, you paint form, when you paint shadow, you paint stmosphere.”).
Art never will come to you, you must always make the first move.
So chew on these thoughts, work in your sketchbooks constantly, and remember to be always looking, always designing, seeking fluency, and willing to work.
11 x 14″ Practice sheet from the workshop…heads constructed from a skull, and varied for direction, gender, and expression. Drawn and painted from imagination. Great way to study, and fun.