Did this at Houston Art Society monthly meeting today. Another Ghost Ranch painting, not finished, but got so wet couldn't do anything more until it dried. Lovely group of people. Am giving a landscape collage workshop this week, friday, saturday sunday at the Houston Watercolor Society. I think there are still openings if anyone is interested.
I have been painting portraits on Friday Morning for awhile in the Woodlands. They are changing the day to Wednesday , that knocks me out, that is Watercolor Society model session day. Sorry to have to give this up, have enjoyed it.
This is the first landscape I did in Ghost Ranch. The landscape is outstanding no matter where you look. The light keeps changing and you are looking at another painting every hour or so. Facinating place to landscape paint, I can see why Georgia O'Keefe fell in love with the area. We had a tour around the ranch and a tour or the O'Keefe home. Everything was very inspring and I have enough landscape photos to last me the rest of my life.
My piece "The Morning After" won first place in the Mixed Media division at the Sugarland art invitational.. There was alot of fantastic work at The Sugarland Art Center , a wonderful venue for artists. I taught a class there a couple years ago and am sceduled to do another one next year. Got to see alot of old friends at the same time. Fun.
A treat yesterday at the Watercolor Society, we drew Gloria again, she puts so much into her work it is a pleasure to draw her. Never get tired of doing it, she has such character. Am leaving tomorrow for Austin, need a daughter and grand daughter fix.
The show in Galveston is over, it was quite sucessful and would like to show more work there. Sold "Josianne" again. This woman inspires me . I still have the painting I did of Josianne as a white girl. Apparently God meant her to be black.
Will bring this back home on Thurs, am picking up work from the Tyler Studio show in Galveston. This piece has been so popular I am planning on making prints, which is a new thing for me. Will look into it next week.
Got home from Dallas, am amazed at the weather, dark and grim just as it was when I left. I enjoyed sunshine in the big D. Did a workshop at Teta Smiths Studio. She is a real gem, I so enjoyed meeting and working with her. The class was top notch and will post a slide show when I get rested up in a day or so. She has a wonderful group of artists and they are so much fun. Will never pass up a chance to teach there.
When your daughter asks for a painting you have to comply, even when it is a strange paper size (32" x 28") you do it. It required extra large paper, now that I have a roll, I can make some more strange size paintings. Hopefully it looks good on their fireplace.
This is a demonstration I did for the people at Wenmohs Ranch. On the last day we did landscape collage. After I came home I put a catfish in with the new transfer method I learned. It works great. This is Galveston, you can't see the many layers online.