Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day 7 of 30 paintings in 30 days

"Ripe for the Pickin'"
12x12 on Birch Wood
Ok, 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.

8 comments:

Janie Husband said...

what ever is happening in your head, martha, it is turning out awesome paintings..... it will all sort it self out for you..... hugs

Caryl said...

So beautiful Martha... your artwork is really improving painting at a time... it's amazing to watch.

Caryl said...

So beautiful Martha... your artwork is really improving painting at a time... it's amazing to watch.

pamelajeannestudio said...

I don't know a whole lot about art, but I like what I see!

jinxxxygirl said...

I'am not one to take classes as i want my art to be 'my voice'I would rather just stumble along on my own and figure things out for myself....Crazy i know ...i know... But figuring it out is half the fun.....How did these artists your learning from learn it i wonder? Classes or did they figure it out on their own?Hmm...

Love your paintings! I'm always amazed at what you can turn out in a day! I wonder how long it took the great masters to turn out a piece? See you make me think about things i normally wouldn't think about....LOL! Hugs! deb

Charmingdesigns said...

I am really seeing your style coming out in all your paintings. I also appreciate the artists that you mention, I love checking them out. One week until my 3 day workshop with Leslie...I should know how to use a palette knife by the time its over.lol!!

Sherri Cassell said...

Love the pears! You have a great style.

fran p. said...

I think the Martha Lever "Style" is the best one for you.....take what you have learned from all those instructors and do your thing as only you can do!!! I, for one, love your style!!!

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