Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Robert Burridge Workshop ~ Cloudcroft NM ~ Thursday, Friday, Saturday

This is one of my paintings from the Robert Burridge workshop and I agree, it doesn't look like a tree or a meadow or clouds. Several of us decided to do some figures without the landscape element.
This is going to be a good day – no rain and no plein air. Today we painted on our starts and tried to finish several and watched Bob demo his “Fix Up Day” with some starts but he knows they will be abstracts. We learned about varnishing our paintings and began putting them on the wall as The Cloudcroft Art Workshops had invited other members of the Chamber of Commerce to an art opening from 6-8. Classes all summer provide instruction in every medium and what a great place this has been for energizing our art spirit and being able to paint with new friends in a beautiful setting. Bob says to be creative, you have to be incredibly positive and believe that anything is possible. I know that his class today posted some incredibly lovely paintings for the reception. I’ve posted a slide show of some of the work below. For the evening meal, we enjoyed a great Big Daddy’s special tostada and blackberry cobbler with ice cream and home to a big fire.

Friday was devoted to marketing tips and more in depth demo of negative painting. Saturday was the opening of the July Jamboree in Zenith Park with 60 artists showing their work and the sun was shining in the morning while the artists were setting up and getting ready for the day's sales. We headed home about noon and I can't attest to the rest of the weekend's weather.

The slide show below shows a sample of some of the work done in the workshop.



4 comments:

Suzanne said...

Nancy!

This is my most favorite painting of yours that I've seen yet! It's transcendent — and isn't that what we strive for? Good to know you're in Cloudcroft with such marvelous companions.

Cecelia said...

Amazing work! And such a wonderful trip for you. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Standlee said...

Hi, Suzanne, thanks for the encouragement. These figure paintings began as small warm ups and I may try and take this one to a larger format as I had some positive comments on it.

Cecelia, The trip was wonderful and nothing compares to being in a workshop with a gentle rain outside and not worrying about the daily maintenance of life.. just you and friends painting and knowing the hardest decision you'll make all day is where to eat dinner. Now it's another story when you return home but I'm not going there.

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