Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pinot Grigio on Green

The colors on this aren't exactly right. The foreground appears a little washed out. In reality, it is a warmer green, but this is as close as I could get this evening.  I am working on a better set-up for photographing my paintings, but -- like me -- it is a work in progress. Thank you for your patience!

I hope you're all having a relaxing weekend!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shadow Boxing

Last week, I attended Qiang Huang's workshop at Dena Wenmoh's ranch in Cypress Mill, Texas.  This was my first workshop with him, and it was so interesting!  He is a phenomenal artist and a wonderful teacher. Along with sharing his approach to painting, he spent one afternoon discussing the more practical aspects of marketing our work.  I am still absorbing all of the valuable information he shared with us. It was so nice to spend a few days in the beautiful Texas hill country with an excellent teacher and a fun group of artists. Very enjoyable!

And now, it is nice to be back home.  I'm still trying to get caught up with everything, but it feels great to be back in my studio today.  There really is no place like home, eh?

Happy painting, everyone!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Before and After

Yesterday, just as the storm clouds moved in, I set up my portable easel on the front porch to paint.  The clouds were so dark and brooding, I couldn't resist trying to capture them. And just as the clouds were giving way to sunshine this morning, I started out again. With no threat of rain, I ventured a little farther from the house this time.    

Although it was a bit chilly, it was a beautiful morning to paint.  We are so thankful for the rain.  I hope you're all having a great week!