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Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Robert Burridge Workshop #6 ~ Texas

Figurative Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas 9" x 12"
I painted the two above and sold them during the workshop.

There is no where I'd rather be on a Monday morning than at a Robert Burridge workshop and those wishes were granted last week in Irving, Texas. The 5 day workshop was presented by the SWS watercolor organization with about 22 in the class and oh, what a time we had. We painted and laughed and laughed and painted. It was especially meaningful to me as 3 of my Canvas by Canvas sisters were there painting along with Bob.
Bob mentioned that Wayne Thiebaud was a great and gentle teacher. I will add that I think Bob is a great and inspiring teacher with a spirit overflowing with enthusiasm. His mantra is "Love what you do and pass it on."
This was my sixth Burridge workshop and I don't plan for it to be my last. I may have heard some of the jokes before (but I still laugh) but he is always painting something he's never seen before and inspiring the class to do the same.
It was a busy week as he gave a demo on Wednesday night at the SWS meeting and on Thursday, he and his wife, Kate, gave a marketing class. If you haven't gone to their web site and signed up for the ArtsyFartsy newsletter, you're missing out on a lot of free information, hints, and ideas. He and Kate left for California with some advice "Work larger, Show up and Do your best." They are a busy couple giving about 33 week long workshops a year and I encourage you to sign up today as it will change your painting life and outlook. It will be a week of playing in a totally safe place and painting with lovely new friends.

Enjoy the slide show below and mouse over for some captions.


Margie said...

Thanks for sharing Nancy! Looks like a whole bunch of fun!!! I loved the duck and little baby duck picture!!!!

Margie said...

PS Nancy, I really like your paintings that you sold. Congrats!

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks for the visit Margie and we did have a lot of fun painting and watching the ducks. Glad you liked the paintings and will do more of these for the Preservation Show.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Looks a great fun workshop Nancy. No wonder your figures sold to fellow attendees, they are so interesting and well applied. Some of Bob's floral pieces in the slide show remind me of my impressionist garden acrylic works... bold colours put on with abandon.