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Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cheng-Khee Chee Workshop ~ Day 1 ~ Rooster


"Rooster"
Watercolor on half sheet
15" x 22"

The first day of the Cheng-Khee Chee workshop was using the traditional watercolor technique. I chose a safe rooster reference and used a half sheet instead of the full sheet and he said just plan on using the palette we brought without mixing the colors in the muffin tins. Whew! There are just so many things to consider the first day this was indeed a welcome break.

Creative Catalyst carries his DVD's that follow along with these techniques if you can't get to a workshop. I've been trying to cram the night before to anticipate reference material and techniques.
"The Intimidator"
I have to have this brush before my next workshop. This 6" brush just screams "Watch out. Move over. I know what I'm doing." (whether you do or not) Chee usess it to wet his paper front and back and it does a super job but the "coolness" factor is over the top. It won't even go in the largest 3 lb. coffee can water holder without being turned sideways. Yep, next order for sure - maybe not the 6" but maybe the 4" or 5". I just try to remember for each days project - It's not the product, it's the process and all of us are working hard to understand the process and having a lot of fun and fellowship.

8 comments:

Margie Whittington said...

Nice Rooster!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks for the comment Margie. I love painting roosters because of the color.

Eva said...

Is there no end to your talent? I love the way you painted this rooster. Super color!

Nancy Standlee said...

Eva, what a nice thing to hear after coming home tired from a 5 day workshop. Thank you so much.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

let us know where you get the brush...it is super KEWL!

Nancy Standlee said...

Oh, Vicki, I've already got it spotted over at aswexpress.com Look under brushes - Hake and Mandalay. It sure is easy to wet the paper evenly with this brush.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

thanks, nancee! oops, just realized what I did combining both names...oh well. That is something I am known for. I'll have one of these in my next order. Bet it works miracles!

Nancy Standlee said...

Vicki, I like my new name and I've got one in a saved order and am waiting to look at my Carole Barnes workshop list to see if I need to order something for that workshop. But I definitely need this brush..just to throw it out on the table when you're setting up for a workshop would be worth the price.