Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"Baby, It's Cold": Cold Wax and Oil at Art and Soul

Here are some of our gloves after we finished the workshop! Messy and so much fun!

I was a little concerned about how we would do with only one day for oil and cold wax, due to the slow drying time. It wasn't a problem! The students happily worked on several pieces at once and with the warmish weather our work set up fairly well when put outside.

This was an especially brave and creative group of students! They discovered an affinity for abstraction they didn't know they had. Teaching this class inspired me and warmed my heart.


Our resounding cry for the day was "Simplify, Simplify!" Cold wax and oil are so rich and interesting, especially with all the texturing in these pieces. Less is more.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dispatch from Art and Soul with Photos

Greetings from Virginia Beach! Our retreat is right on Chesapeake Bay!

Here are some photos from the class I taught last night, called "Many Windows: A Mini Art Gallery".



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Magical Landscapes from Art and Soul

Before I head off to Art and Soul in Virginia Beach, I want to share some of the lovely landscapes my students made in "Landscapes of Dreams" at Art and Soul in Excelsior Springs MO. These were all done with painting knives on acrylics. Students loved the freedom the knives gave them to paint boldly.