Image Size 22" x 15"
I just attended another two day art workshop last week. Two workshops within a month is not a usual thing for me, but it sure is a great way to spend a couple of days. It's like a mini vacation.
This workshop was with Jeanne Hyland. I've taken her "Wet and Workable" workshop before and really enjoyed it. Even though I knew the basics of this technique from her last workshop, I still learned a lot this time and feel like I have a better understanding of what to do. A little more experience painting in this style definitely makes a difference.
This was a "Portraits and Pets" workshop. In the past, I was hesitant to try painting animals and people. I will have more confidence tackling them in the future. There are three portrait projects that I've wanted to paint for years but have been too afraid to start. I know, "it's just a piece of paper", but even with that thought in my head, I've been too intimidated to try.
This was painted from a photo that Jeanne took of a young waiter. This painting doesn't look much like the photo but at least he does look human so I'm happy about that. On my next portrait, I will be more careful about using green. This poor guy looks a little under the weather. I thought I would be able to lift the color out as I worked but whatever paint I used, it was not lifting at all. Anyway, it was a fun project and I was less stressed as I painted it than I thought I would be.