Thursday, March 12, 2009

My paintings from the Desmond O'Hagan workshop, Sesimbra Boats and Bonn Flower Market.

I attended a wonderful workshop with Desmond O'Hagan last weekend. It was incredible to watch Desmond work so deftly with pastel to create fascinating art with such rapid efficiency. His work was absolutely beautiful. I wished I could have had the spare cash to purchase one of his demo paintings, they were so totally worth the price. Not that my work is any reflection on his but I do feel I was able to improve my technique and come out of the workshop with several pieces I was pleased with. Both of the paintings above are pastel on Canson paper.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Another painting done this weekend is "Lauren's View from Her Kitchen Window". It's a small one but it really captures the incredible view from our friend's kitchen window on Bainbridge Island. Wish I could look at that every evening - heck I might even cook if I had that to look at.
                                               "Sky Play" Pastel on Canson paper
I took a wonderful pastel workshop on creating skies from Denise Mahlke yesterday. I learned a lot and think it shows. I've got a seat for a 3 day workshop with Desmond O'Hagan coming up next weekend, so I should have more to post after that. Got a great deal on some extra large Art Spectrum pastels. I really enjoyed using them this weekend.