Bruce and I went to Rendezvous in Eureka, Montana this weekend. The Black Powder group sets up a primitive camp and hold all sorts of black powder events, long rifle shooting, ax throwing, etc. I love the costumes. I hope I can generate some paintings from some of these photos. These two are great but I especially like that self-possessed young man. I wish I knew why it is always cold, windy and gloomy for this event!
This is my original painting of "Fred the Fierce".
This is test1 with one window.
This is test2 with no windows. I wasn't that happy with Fred but I wasn't sure why. Now i think it is the background. Once again I have broken the rule of relying too heavily on a reference photo. But I was trying to do something different with the background. I think the three windows are too overpowering. I kinda like the offset one window. I would appreciate your opinions and why.
Thank heaven for photo repair so that I can play with this on the computer before I actually repaint it.
I'm getting ready for the art show for "Wings Over the Rockies". It will be the first show of the summer season. I don't have birds...I was in more of a wolfie frame of mind. "Luna" is one of my three pieces.
I am finding Ted to be a very good teacher. I think he is better suited
to a more advanced class. His demos are mesmerizing. His work looks
loose but it is so very not! Each stroke is thoroughly thought out and
deliberate, then he goes in and does some things that make it suggest
looseness. His colors are amazing!
Having a great time in the Ted Nuttall workshop. He is a slow and deliberate painter (despite the loose look of his paintings). Painting slowly is a real challenge for me, painting in watercolors is a challenge because I haven't used them for so long. Lots of technical information but he really explores theory. My little brain may explode.
I am going to attend a workshop with Ted Nuttall in Scottsdale artist school next week. I am very excited and hope to have photos and info to share. It is a watercolor still-life (still-life, urk!) course. This should take me right out of my comfort zone!!
I am cleaning and purging, cleaning and purging....argh! I wish I was wealthy enough to hire people to do this for me. The trouble with having a large house is that you fill it up with all kinds of crap! And I hate letting go of stuff. I'm hanging onto clothes that I haven't worn in years (or never worn!) It must go. Chairs must go. Stuff must go!!
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