Monday, February 9, 2009

LAST DAY OF KAREN FREY WORKSHOP - DAY 3 DEMO


Other than painting myself, nothing is more enjoyable to me than to watch artists paint! There is something magical about it. This was Karen's demo for the last day of the workshop. She already had the drawing and under painting completed, so we watched her bring this image to life this morning. The amazing thing is how small this painting is (1/2 sheet, I think) considering the detail in the face, etc. Her smallest brush is a 16 and she usually works with a 20 or larger.

I probably shouldn't have gone but I didn't want to miss this demo. Besides, all my painting gear was left in the classroom. I woke up with a headcold so I tried to stay at a distance from others and left without painting in the afternoon. I didn't want to share my cold with my friend Sally who was set up next to me. I knew if I left I wouldn't paint at home. I was right. Hopefully, I will complete the painting I started. It's not great but I will practice some of the techniques on it. There were some very good paintings being developed in the class. Sorry I wasn't able to see them finished. Over all it was a great 3 days. I enjoy taking workshops as well at teaching them. I always gain a new perspective as a student that helps me as a teacher. This workshop was no exception.

7 comments:

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks for sharing this demo - it must have been a delight to watch develop. Wow, those size brushes are a lesson to us all - such detail too.

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better soon :)
Abeer

jane ferguson said...

Thanks for sharing Myrna .Hope you are feeling better soon .

Nava said...

Hmm - it's been 3 days and you haven't blogged yet (ha! look who's talkin', eh?).

Need some home-made chicken soup?

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Hi Myrna: I have enjoyed looking through your posts. I see we share a love of the edges, which is where things happen. I'll be back for sure! I hope you are feeling better.

RHCarpenter said...

That head cold must have gotten you, Myrna - no posting for a couple of days. Hope you are well soon!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Sorry to read about the cold! No fun and I hope you get to feeling better soon! Thanks for sharing the demos; they're interesting and inspiring.

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