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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Red Abstract ~ Carolyn Riegelman Workshop ~ by Texas Daily Painter Nancy Standlee

"One Common Thread"
Red Acrylic Abstract with Texture Triptych on Canvas
2 12"x12" and 1 30"x24"

 If you get a chance to take a Carolyn Riegleman workshop, drop what you're doing and go sign up. The first 15 minutes of her first demo had us all slack jawed at her paint application. You can really do that? You are using what to paint with? Is that a squeegee?  She has a very irreverent use of her art supplies. If it comes in a can, tube, jar, or  squirt bottle with paint somewhere in the title she will attempt to use it and apply it directly. Forget your palettes and big fancy brushes. I think she brought one brush and lots of big spatulas, a step up from palette knives. She paints in textured layers and has at least 3 paintings going at once so the paint application can dry on one while she's painting on the other two and then she repeats the process and sometimes completely obliterates what was previously put down. For 4 days last week I was in Granbury throwing and slinging paint with this lucky group. What a great time we had and a special thanks to all who helped me unload and load because of the "boot".

Carolyn called the above piece I did "the Carolyn knock-off" and I have to agree. All summer I've wanted to paint a red painting and if you'll look at her website you'll see she does lots of red paintings. I took this to the Arlington Museum of Art Saturday for the Community Art Showcase. They only hung the bottom section as the chairman said she couldn't deal with a triptych in this show but drop by and check it out if you want to see a red painting with lots of texture.

 Our very productive class of 14 students painted 67 pieces of art.

 Carolyn and Nancy

 Carolyn and her showpiece we all loved. She sold the piece to the left.

I was planning on preparing a slide show of the students work but slide.com is no longer in operation so I will need to find another source for slide shows before I can post the class paintings.

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4 comments:

Paula K. Cravens said...

I'm admiring your red painting (red being my favorite color). Thanks for introducing me to this artist. I would really like to explore abstracts this winter. Even better, I would love to come to texas and take her course!!

Martha Kisling said...

Love the beautiful shades of red and the wonderful texture. Sounds like you had a fantastic time at the workshop!

Connie Michael said...

Nancy, love your red painting and all the info you share. Can't wait to take from Carolyn!

Nancy Standlee said...

Connie, we'll sit beside each other at the next one and Thanks Paula and Martha..