Sunday, June 19, 2011

Palette Knife Class

OK, this was challenging for sure but I really enjoyed it.  I had oil paint all over me but everyone else did too so I didn't feel so bad. I have hardly iced a cake much less this. I really want to do more if this kind of painting if I can just make myself do it. They are tulips but as I painted them they grew very big but there was really no turning back at that point. We only had one afternoon to paint them. In the morning we watched the teacher paint one in 30 minutes. This one will take months to dry in this high humidity down here!

 Denis Brown, calligrapher and letter designer extraordinaire from Ireland is coming to my studio Wednesday and Thursday to do a workshop for 9 of us.  Denis is one of the foremost calligraphers in the world and we are very lucky to get him to come this way since his first stop is Miami. This class is certainly not for sissies, that's for sure! So we just need to buck up and go for it! Bring it on, Denis!! I might not get to post anything for a few days but I will try and get some pictures of the famous Denis as he is teaching us and demonstrating.

19 comments:

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hey Martha,
That's a pretty good Oil Painting, especially as it was done with a palette knife.
Ah, go girl, enjoy your workshop with the famous Denis. Look forward to the photos.
Creative hugs,
Anna

Mary said...

oh i love the look one gets with oil paints...i have never tried them...i wonder???

jill said...

I love these tulips, well done. I also like your group of previous paintings

Marilyn Rock said...

Very textural Martha - love this!

Becca said...

Your painting is lovely Martha! I love the look of the palette knife.
I'm still practicing my watercolor flowers and enjoying your workshop. I am a very impatient person though, and wish it was as beautiful as your paintings right now! LOL!
Have fun at your workshop with Denis!

fran p. said...

Martha,
Your oil painted tulips are terrific...and with a palette knife no less! Congratulations!!!

Sounds like your workshop will be fun...I don't know who Denis is but I'm going to investigate - have a wonderful time but I'll miss your posts.....

Marie aka Grams said...

Oh My!! I can't even imagine a workshop with Denis Brown. That's pretty mind boggling. Good luck, and I can't wait to see your art.
Love the palette knife painting.

Angela said...

This looks so thick and juicy.. You must have had a blast.

teri said...

This painting has a great look and feel to it. Who taught this method?

LuckyDog said...

Wow, a workshop with Denis! What a treat! Tell him we said HI! from Oklahoma City! ♥ What are you studying? I plan on buying his DVD's... Have fun and tell us ALL about it!!! :)

Fran said...

Wow, Martha. Aren't you blessed to have Denis Brown come and teach you in a small group setting! How nice is that! Can't wait to see your postings after his class :)

Ann said...

Hi Martha,

Denis was just here in Calgary (Canada) and his workshops were great as always! Enjoy! He is a very good teacher. :)

Renee Troy said...

Gorgeous technique, Martha. So different for you. I can see why you enjoyed it...it pushed you out of your box. And, well done indeed!
Enjoy Denis, too...

Bren said...

you do love to challenge yourself! I'd say you are doing well with the oils, I understand it's a whole other world when working with oils.
Looking forward to hearing more about your workshop time with Denis and in your own studio, how cool is that!

Buffy said...

Oh this one is beautiful,I love the painterly look to it.

Mechelle said...

Martha I just love how your painting turned out! Enjoy your calligraphy class.

Kerr Pelto said...

I am jealous, jealous, jealous of your having Denis Brown with you! You will have to lay down and go into a trance afterwards to zone out after all that stimulation! OR you might stay up for days just practicing! Can't wait to see your posts.

Martina said...

Quite inspiring this! Am into flowers too at the moment. Happy froday!

Taylor said...

That's beautiful! I've never tried oil painting before. And those definitely still look like tulips!

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