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Monday, July 26, 2010

Art Journaling Class 2 ~ Dena Wenmohs Ranch


This is one of the entries I made before the two workshops at Dena's Ranch, July 19 - 25. This Raffine Art Sketch journal is 9" x 12" and has 100 lb. pages suitable for watermedia. I recommended the students bring a journal similar to this and Jerry's Artarama in Austin was so kind and made a special delivery of journals to the ranch along with the following Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box, with 12 or 24 colors and a water brush. I enjoyed using a Hand Book about 5 1/2" square that was small enough to keep at the dining table when the stories began. Most of those private entries won't be posted to protect the not so innocent.

Here are some slides from the workshop that was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday (July 23, 24, and 25) The first one was Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Thursday off. We enjoyed an Austin trip to Ampersand and Jerry's. You can mouse over for captions and I'm sorry if I didn't get at least one of your entries. Some had to leave early.
The 2011 workshop has been put on the calendar. Save the date for May 12, 13, and 14 which is a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. See you there.

We enjoyed door prizes from Creative Catalyst, Blick Art Materials and Strathmore Visual Journals.



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4 comments:

Margie Whittington said...

You did some terrific workshops
Miss N. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. Love the "girl's" picture (the donkeys) They are really pretty donkeys. Dena's ranch looks like a great art escape.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Margie and "the girls" follow you anywhere and everywhere and we have to keep all gates closed or they would have appeared in the studio. If you ever get a chance, take a workshop there. Most of us couldn't get cell phone reception and we didn't have time for tv but she does have good internet. It is a wonderful art retreat.

Evie said...

I really like your journal entry about the peaches! Could you please tell me how you did the "white" writing and what you used? Thanks!

Cheers,
Elizabeth

Nancy Standlee said...

Evie.. certainly. I used Sharpie "poster-paint" pens, extra fine opaque and water based. I love them and got them at Aaron Brothers in Arlington but I've read online that Sharpie is discontinuing this pen..don't know if it's the truth or not. One student used an white out pen to write in her journal. That is always the problem in journals but these write over acrylic pages also. They come in gold and silver and colors. Good luck finding one. n