Monday, April 11, 2011
Artfest Classes: Brush-Free Zone
I got to take three classes while I was at Artfest and the first two were with Mary Beth Shaw. Thursday's class was titled Painting Without Fear and Mary Beth was masterful at making that happen. There was lots of texture, color, and abstraction, but I'll let my photos speak for themselves.
Day Two was entitled Texture on Texture. We used some of the techniques learned the previous day, but also learned how to add even more texture and I discovered so many new color-making tools that I think my head is going to spin right off my neck!
I got to spend my third day of Artfest with Jesse Reno. I was blown away by Jesse's authenticity and made several discoveries about myself that I might share in a later blog post. For now, here's a glimpse of the day from blank page to my crazy man/cat. It wasn't the finished product that blew me away, it wasn't even the exercises and processes Jesse taught. It was his words and his approach to the process of art-making. I really encourage you to check out his website.