I realized it has been quite awhile since my last blog post. Once again I found myself kind of in an art block. I decided to do some studying, a friend recommended I check out a Canadian group of artists from the early part of this century called the Group of Seven. I was thrilled to have discovered their artwork, especially Tom Thomson. I wound up ordering a number of books from Amazon about the group. If you have time check them out online at:
I have done some small paintings for a show I am doing in August called Festival of Art in the Forest. I will take a few pictures and if they look alright will post them next.
I live in an incredibly beautiful state and feel I should learn to do more Plein Air painting, but just can't seem to get a handle on it when outdoors. So, along with a dear friend Wendy Dehart, http://wendydehart.com/, I have signed up for an oil painting Plein Air workshop in July with Richard McKinley : http://www.mckinleystudio.com/ in LaConner Washington. Hopefully I can sort out my hangups and learn to edit what I see outdoors. I feel so overwhelmed with the landscape and can't seem to narrow down what I should focus on when out there. Any suggestions would help!