Friday, February 28, 2014


I have been in Florida visiting my sister and brother-in-law and taking a three day Maggie Siner workshop.  I am now home with good memories of my visit.  Maggie is a good teacher with an abundance of energy and knowledge.  I have admired her work for a long time and was thrilled when Eileen Corse squeezed me in at the last minute.

Below is a demo Maggie painted.  As you can see she finished just enough to get us started on our first painting.

Maggie stresses the importance of relationships with color, value and intensity.  Each exercise we did built from the previous one with the common thread being relationships.  Compare each color and stroke with everything that has already been established. 

There was so much to learn and absorb - my brain is still spinning (in a good way)!  My goal is to take another workshop from Maggie.  In the meantime I will continue to work in the studio and try to apply the new information I have acquired in the last couple of months.

Monday, February 3, 2014


These are my paintings from David Shevlino's workshop.  They are not finished and I am going to leave them as is.  They remind me (I hope!!) of what I learned and can return to when needed.

I have to give a shout out to the Fredericksburg Art School.  Bill Bush provided a good space, was organized and very friendly.  I would definitely attend another workshop there.  Thanks, Bill!!

And another big thank you to David Shevlino!  He is an amazing painter, has a generous spirit, and teaches with enthusiasm and knowledge.

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