"Ripe for the Pickin'"
12x12 on Birch WoodOk, so here's the thing. I have taken workshops by several different talented and well known teachers in the last year; Alice Williams, Dreama Tolle Perry, Connie Winters and I have Trisha Adams coming up in February. Every teacher has a different method of painting from start to finish. They have their own particular colors and brushes that they like to use. I wonder if all this instruction from these vastly different but fabulous painters is helping or hurting me. I need to rephrase that---it's helps tremendously if you want to continue painting like that teacher but then here comes another one who does it the complete opposite. Then there are the DVD's I have watched from wonderful teachers like Hedi Moran, Richard Schmid among others. My head is swimming with techniques. After I do Trisha Adam's class I am just going to paint and see what gels from all this instruction. I am hoping that a little from everyone will come out in my style. But so far I am not sure which way I want to paint. I love the way all of them paint. In the fall I am planning on taking Angus Wilson here in Jacksonville. I absolutely love his paintings. That one should really shake things up for me! But it's all so fun just learning and absorbing and trying and sometimes failing and getting up the next day and trying again.