I had the good fortune this past week to attend a 4 day workshop with 2 accompished artists; Lisa Pressman and Elise Wagner.
We started off with mark making and monotype.
Each student had a unique way of doing the exercises.
After working awhile in black and white we added color.
Here Lisa demonstrates her painting approach.
She paints fast and loose as she lays down the initial layers of cold wax and pigment sticks.
In the evenings part of the group would meet to continue the painting exploration over food and adult beverages. I had such great class mates; it really added to the enjoyment of the experience.
This is my work area showing some of the initial stages.
And these are the paintings that I brought home.
I learned so much during the critiques.
We all met at Butters Gallery on the last day where Lisa and Elise are showing their work.
(I highly recommend seeing this show if you can.)
We watched slides and had discussions, asked questions, shared information.
Lisa standing in front of one of her mixed media oil paintings.
And my favorite of Elise's paintings above.
After the last day of class we met at a local pub for a final unwinding and summing up. It was hard for me to say good-bye to these wonderful friends. All of us passionate about painting, improving, creating in our unique languages.
Participating in the mystery, the alchemy. The best.