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Monday, March 22, 2010

Tony Saladino Workshop ~ From Realism to Abstraction ~ Texas Daily Painter Nancy Standlee

"Landscape Data" 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas

On Saturday Barbara Hackney and I headed to Irving for the Tony Saladino one day workshop, From the Real to the Abstract, in the pouring rain. We loaded up and drove home in snow flurries. Is this Texas in the spring or what? Barbara and I attend his critique sessions and signed up for this workshop to sharpen our abstract painting skills. Tony, from New Orleans, began his painting career doing representative work and has transitioned into more abstract work that stands alone, without need of subject matter, explanation or interpretation. The group of twenty students discussed strong compositional elements, the division of space, color and line and painted on several pieces, took some lunch time and had an end of the day critique. What a great way to spend any Saturday much less one when the weather was blustery and it was more fun being inside. Tony prefers Golden paints, heavy duty, and Golden was so kind to give several great door prizes that were awarded at the end of the workshop. You can sign up for their free newsletter on their site or become one of their 1600 fans now on Facebook. I used the Golden paints for this workshop also as I like to use the medium the instructor is using. Mouse over the photo for captions.



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4 comments:

Cheryl Wilson - O'Pry said...

Very nice.

Is it me or does it get bitterly cold every time you do a workshop? We may have to ban you! :)

Nancy Standlee said...

Cheryl, Good observation..but I was in Denver for two days recently and it was nice in the pm.

Tony said...

Nancy,

You are an important part of our art community and are selfless in your sharing of information and news. I appreciate your mention of the workshop and hope your work gets the attention it deserves. You are truly passionate about what you do and that is the best asset I know of for making great art.

Thanks for all you do for all of us.

Tony

Nancy Standlee said...

Tony, thanks for the nice comments and some have used "determined" and it could be taken another way! None of my other instructors will give us a tango demo as a bonus.