Monday, January 24, 2011

Carl Purcell workshop

I participated in a watercolor workshop with Carl Purcell this past week and had a blast. He is well-organized and enables you to complete projects so you have something to show for the time spent. I find it very difficult when there is no time to complete a painting. He is also very tactful in his critiques, but helpful as well.

Here are images of what I painted. The first is the Springville, Utah area...a winter scene...
Next is a barn I found on another workshop in Taos, New Mexico a few years ago...
We completed 3 other pieces which applied some of the techniques he was presenting to the class, such as value studies, negative painting, how to survive without misket, and general composition. A major theme was about leaving whites on the page. Carl offers many workshops and has a great website:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Web Site - FINALLY

I'm trying to set up a web site. Finally. My excuses have been that I have no time, that I distrust the last host provider, I don't have a personal computer anymore, and you know the old adage, "the shoemakers children run barefoot"? Well, I work with computers all day and really enjoy walking away at 5pm.

A website needed to rise on the priority list, so my tasks the last couple of monhts were to purchase a new computer (happened in December), and move the domain I've owned for years, to a new host. The domain transfer completed yesterday. I resigned myself that I would "make the time", and go through the keyboard pounding required to figure out the routine to design the website.

So here I am. The last two items began today, but so far the web site looks pretty stark.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

St. George Art Festival

I just applied to the 2011 St. George Art Festival. I am using a combination of watercolors and oils this time. That may be an issue, but we will see. I would like to be able to show a combination of both.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year

New approach: Galleries and web site. Beginning with blog, however.