Sunday, May 17, 2009

May 17 - Home and Off to Paint Again

The Florida and Georgia workshops are history now, and I'm full of memories and have many images to share with you! I don't have images of my own work to share, since those paintings are either out of my hands or on their way home in shipping boxes. But I'm honored to share the work of one of the students, Jackie, who has said that knowing the Color System was the last key she needed to make her work reach that higher level. This is her 12 x 16 oil for her misty painting, and isn't it lovely? She already has a foundation of drawing, composition and a great "feel" for depicting the Florida landscape, so adding the time of day to her work is like the flowers on the icing on the decorated cake!

And here's the entire workshop on the front porch of one of our lodgings, on our last day, sharing the final images we were working on--backlit, and sunset skies. Represented are oils, acrylics and watercolors. Nobody had to say "cheese" to this group, and they all survived Color Boot Camp! I will miss them, and the fun we had. Some new terms they added to the CBCs are "Friggin' Green" and "Wine O'Clock". They want me to come back next year.This afternoon I'm painting on location at the UCR Botanic Gardens for their "Primavera in the Gardens" event. I hope to post the newest images later this week.

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1 comment:

Jacquelyn Modesitt Schindehette said...

Elin, I can't say enough about the workshop. You packed every minute with information and encouragement. Your positive teaching style keeps everyone in the moment and working hard. Your enthusiasm is infectious.

I am anxious to apply my new-found knowledge. It has rained every day here in Florida since you left, giving lots of "misty day" images to paint. Thanks for including my painting in your blog, I am honored.

YES...we want you to return again next year!!