With a crazy-busy summer behind me, I had the opportunity to attend a week-long paint course in September, led by my talented friend Cheryl O from London. (Check out her website at cherylo.ca) We tried a new style or technique every day for 5 days, and when we weren't painting we were eating royally, laughing, and enjoying the beautiful warm weather, at a cottage near Bayfield. It proved to be a great kickstart to painting this fall. I hope to try a few different styles just for fun in the next few months, and see if I can incorporate something new for my work at the Southampton Gallery. One of the many things I tried was a new red paint, with the pigment PV19. It became the colour of the week, in great demand for those of us who had to borrow it! Here are some photos of the work I tried, some of them copies of other painting references we were learning from:
Here is the whole group of us, with our work-in-progress,
on the last day:
Now I need to play with these fun and different styles! I will post the results here, ASAP.