Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Here is my finished painting from Paul Jackson's workshop. I'm very pleased with the perfume bottle and all the colors. I do think I need to go back in and tweak the orange bottle a bit more, but I'll live with it a few days and see then. We used so much water for the glazing and I was scared to make my paint so watery, but obviously that's what lets the light shine through all the layers. I'm so used to painting dark to light that this was a real challenge. However, now I think I'll try more light to dark as my method. We'll see. The worst thing now is that I'll have to go out and buy some glass for some setups. I've always had a whole lot of crystal and china, but no colorful glass. But, I think I'm hooked and really like the idea of broadening my subjects that I particularily like to paint. We'll have Paul back down here in August for the opening of the Downtown Tyler Arts Gallery and I'll certainly look forward to seeing him and Marla, his pretty wife. They were so gracious and so much fun. The workshop itself was a blast. We had 3 ladies to come down from Dallas and they were all excellent artists. They came out to our house after the first session to photograph my chickens and I know that he got a whole bunch. Now, we'll see if he works them into any of his masterpieces.