Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mini Palette Painting Workshop

A couple of weeks ago I got to take a two-hour workshop with Cynthia Herron. You may recall that I took a four-week painting class with Cynthia last month and it was divine. I've always admired Cynthia's abstract landscapes and I hungered to learn more about her palette knife painting techniques. This workshop nailed it. She started by having us just watch her paint, all the while she was talking about her process and method.

Then it was our turn! We had about 45 minutes to experiment and practice using the techniques we had just observed. I chose to work from a photo I took on my recent trip to New Orleans of the new levee along the Mississippi River.

A mere 45 minutes later, I had the beginnings of a painting that reminds me of my wonderful trip. Cynthia has given me some suggestions for were to go with this painting, and I'm excited to work on it in my studio.

This is the beautiful setting where all of this took place!


Carole Kurth said...

Oh, I'm glad I scolled to the bottom--LOVE the pink Lilacs! (is that a Oxymoron?!!


I'm so glad you made the painting. it's beautiful--the spring green, and the restful panorama--great fun w/ Cynthia; memories of your time w/ her, and memories of your trip.

hugs, and Happy Mother's Day this weekend!

Kelly said...

lovely lovely all around, the landscape painting, the photos...all of it!

stephanie brockway said...

I am, as your friend demanding, ok maybe just whining that you show me this technique! absolutely wonderful