You know what they say: April workshops bring May flowers. Something like that.
|Carlo's "theater of operations"|
For Carlo's demo he painted ranunculus which are pretty complex with their tightly layered petals. His process is to start with a loose wash to establish the composition.
|painting demo by Carlo Russo|
Below is my set up and progress shots from the workshop. Carlo's wash was tidier, but mine still provided the "road map" needed to establish my composition. I had brought a silver creamer knowing I would paint blooms before they wilted and could finish the container at home, which I did.
Here's the final Rosy Nosegay -
|Rosy Nosegay ©2017 Dorothy Lorenze|
In other Spring news, I'm pleased to say that my painting Téte à Téte à Tootsies was awarded fourth place in American Women Artists 2017 Online juried exhibit.
|©2017 Dorothy Lorenze|
Trying new thingsI truly believe that personal growth requires trying new things and getting outside of your comfort zone (except for sky diving, mountain climbing, roller coasters... high stuff: gotta draw the line). Workshops can feel like a daunting venture if the subject or technique is unfamiliar. It's so worth it. Spending several days with a group of folks focused only on art is an enriching immersion experience. And such a gift to oneself. Just to make sure "I'm worth it" I keep working at it when I get home. Floral paintings - I'm starting to feel more comfortable with them.
Locally, Todd Casey has a workshop coming up in Somers, May 20 & 21. Todd is a master at painting and teaching. He always has so much information to share. If you are interested, details are here. Check in with him soon because space is limited.
This is an example of Todd's classical process.
|©2017 Todd M. Casey|
For my next new art adventure... I will be spending the month of June as Artist in Residence at Weir Farm in Wilton, CT.
Just me and my paint brushes.
Meanwhile, enjoy the weather and go do something that enriches your soul ...or tickles your fancy.
Thanks for joining me on my art journey.