Archive for December 2009

Learning new techniques in workshops

Greek Orthodox priest climbs the village steps on Skopelos

I constantly study and try new techniques and styles for my art and every day at the easel is exciting and challenging.  At a recent workshop with artist Phil Scouzen, I produced these two small paintings from photo references I took in the Greek Islands several years ago. We applied modeling paste to canvases for a textured surface, then blended fluid acrylics by Golden to give the rich intense palette that seemed just right for Greece. I plan to try a larger canvas using this same method and can’t wait to get started.

from Patton Hunter’s studio/gallery…

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” It’s not a good way to make a living, but it’s a great way to make a life.”

If you love art or are a working artist, you might be interested in some of the event information I’ll post here regularly on workshops, open studio exhibits, new styles and techniques I try, new directions in interpreting experience into art and just friendly gossip about what’s going on in my little corner of the art world.