Thursday, February 4, 2010
An early Christmas present was a road trip to Calgary to do a 2 hr. workshop with Doug Swinton and watch the Friday Night demo with Neil Patterson www.neilpatterson.com at Swintons Art Supply in Calgary www.swintonsart.com . The road conditions were crazy with cars in the ditch both ways but it was so worth it, thanks to Susan for driving! Neil's demo was amazing, he painted a 4x6 ft canvas fearlessly and beautifully.
Both Neil and Doug urged us to build a habit of doing a quick painting everyday focusing on visual editing, lots of paint, and strong values. This is one of the little ones I’ve done since coming home. I think this will prove to be one of the most important projects I have done. I'll post more on how I'm approaching it and what I'm learning over the next while. I'm moved into my new studio and soo happy to be there.