This video is full of thought provoking quotes. Enjoy! It has a commercial at the end, the price we pay for a free video. Ignore!
Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I met with my friend, Janak, today to bring him some Tyvek paper. He is planning to visit family in India and they wanted paintings. His solution was to work with Tyvek using acrylic and oils, then travel with them rolled up. A great idea! The acrylic and oil looked excellent on the paper and there was no problem with the paint flaking off when it was rolled up.
Enjoy the slide show!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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Saturday, December 4, 2010
We spent Thanksgiving in Westlake Village. We went to the Reagan Library. There were many interesting sights, but i thought you all might like to see a photo of his portrait done in his favorite sweet.....jelly bellies...! I have included a detail. This was creative but slightly creepy.
I am in Israel now. The workshop starts tomorrow! It will be interesting to see what challenges will present themselves. In went supply shopping with my sister and discovered that they had Tyvek sheets for sale! I will try to post images from my iPad. I brought my laptop but their transformer doesn't support a the plug I have. I guess it is time to get creative.
I received a note from the Oregon Society of Arts today letting me know the "Variations" workshop in January is quickly filling. Check the workshop schedule for dates. There is a link to the OSA website with slide show and registration form. If you are interested, treat yourself to a nice holiday present, and sign up ASAP.
I am doing the same workshop for the San Diego Watercolor Society January 10 th. I think there are still a few places left. The workshop schedule page on my blog has the contact information there, as well.
When I return I will be adding to the schedule a demo at Kanuga in 2011 and a workshop in 2012 . I am very honored and excited to be teaching in this wonderful venue.
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Monday, November 22, 2010
I have spent the last few days fine tuning my first book. Blurb.com is a self publishing company that lets you upload their templates to create your own book. They publish it for you and handle marketing and sales . This book is a record of the work I did this year as it relates to my self portrait project. I jumped the gun a little, as the year is not over, but I am going to be doing so much traveling that I went ahead and finished the daily drawings. I am posting them one at a time up till the last day of the year. I decided to go ahead and get the book done so I would have some gifts for this year. Now I have to finish the other book I started on "Variations". I got bogged down and stopped working on it. The "Drawn to the Mirror" book mostly required me to upload and adjust photos with little or no text involved. "Variations" requires a lot more thinking, planning and writing. I do back myself into a corner every so often!
I have added the book promotion at the bottom of the blog because it was too big on the side and only part of it showed. I wish I knew how to resize these things.
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Saturday, November 20, 2010
We had a wonderful week here in Gualala. I hope I have the opportunity to come back again to teach. This is a fabulous community and a charming place to spend some time. Just south of Point Arena on the Pacific Coast amongst the Redwoods with the Pacific Ocean lapping at the shore. Ah Paradise!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Today we worked on creating self portraits by looking in the mirror as opposed to working from a photograph. I was impressed with the quality and output today. This is a fun group of people to work with. Tonight most of us went out for dinner and great conversation. Tomorrow is the last day. I will be sad to say goodbye to everyone. Hopefully I will be back for another workshop.