Friday, May 6, 2011
My first class at Hampton Va Art and Soul used acrylic paint to create "apple portraits." Later in class the students painted portraits inspired by master paintings.
I usually use pears for this class but due to flight delays, I was only able to get apples. I arrived at the hotel about 3 AM (Hampton time) and still had an hour to spend getting ready for class the next morning. I had managed to find 8 apples at the Atlanta airport but still needed more in order to have enough. I enlisted a few friends from past retreats, and we all grabbed as many apples from the breakfast buffet as we could. I need not have worried that apples wouldn't be as good a subject as pears. Just look at these amazing apple paintings. They are all filled with life and no two alike!
Next post will show the portraits from the masters...stay tuned.