15" x 22" Watercolor, acrylic, charcoal on paper
In October I took a 3 day figure workshop with Daily Painter, Liz Hill, in Houston. Each morning we had a different model to draw and then we'd paint in the afternoon after the model went home. The models allowed photos to be taken. I've had three more workshops since then and haven't been able to paint and use anything I learned at the figure workshop. So Saturday and Sunday right before the Western Federation November 15 deadline, I finally had an opportunity to paint "Jessie" from one of my photographs. Liz draws from live models about three times a week but at this stage in my figure painting I need a photograph. I really enjoy mixing up the media and combining it with the charcoal. I want to pursue this way of working and schedule another Houston trip for the next Liz Hill workshop. Western Fed is a juried art show and allows 3 entries per person and artists will be notified if they got in after the first of the year.
I'm in the throes of studio cleaning and organization and aren't we always? In the Lana Grow workshop she had 2 of these buckets filled will art supplies and don't we always want what we see another artist use? I know I do so I placed a Cheap Joe's order for the Neatnix Stuff Bucket and it was so much fun to fill. Now to carve out some time to use it after the turkey carving. A Happy Thanksgiving to all of the readers of this blog and carve out some painting time during this holiday season.
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