Everyone's drinking wine these days! I love a little red in the evening and I just don't find those corks that attractive! I've been trying to dress them up with these bottle toppers I've made using a low fire clay and glaze. They look great sitting on a table and amuse our guests! You can keep the cork in and then just pop these on top. They really do dress up the setting.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Ray taught a Head Painting class at the School for Arts in Idyllwild, CA. I do not profess to being a portrait painter! but I felt I captured pretty good likenesses. I was finished teaching my workshop so I got to paint along for 3 days with Ray's class. Really fun group. Love the school and campus!
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Ray and I participated in the Quick Draw at the Paso Robles Plein Aire Event. We both also taught workshops for the group. Sometimes in the evening I will sketch from memory something from the day's work. I did a painting of this bicycle for the Quick Draw and this is my iPad version. Love my iPad that my son got me for Christmas! Downloaded the Brushes App. and have had so much fun.
Ray and I just got back from teaching at the School for the Arts in Idyllwild, CA. It's a beautiful setting at about 4000 ft. so the nights cool off. The days were spectacular! I taught a 3 day Figure/Still Life class and Ray taught a 3 day Head Painting class. Ray did this beautiful demo in about 40 minutes to just get us started. I got to take the class too! Had the 3 days off to play and had so much fun just painting with the group and following instructions instead of giving them! Had to post this beautiful demo of Ray's. He really understands how to paint form!
I have been exploring a bit again. Tried a simple floral and approached it as if it was in a "no strong light source" setting. Inspired by the Japanese woodcuts of the Edo Period. What immediately comes to mind are the prints of Mary Cassatt. This is about 16" x 16".