As usual the Bend workshop was a lot of fun. It was great to catch up with friends from our previous Oregon workshops, and to finally meet people we had only spoken to via email. Tracy, Jan and Cindy did a fantastic job keeping things running smoothly and Tracy’s husband, Bob, drove up from Depot Bay one day to treat us to a feast of Dungeness crab and fresh fish – Yum – fantastic! We had students from as far away as Florida, Hawaii, Canada and even Russia
The big studio at the Pheonix Inn is well set up with an overhead camera for demos and large tables for all students
Two color demo using Indigo and a transparent, Burnt Sienna like color mixed from Quinaceradone Gold, Alizarin and a touch of Ultramarine
Making sense of a complicated subject
A simple subject made interesting by shifting the emphasis away from formal symmetry to a more dynamic diagonal thrust.
A workshop in Bend, Oregon wouldn’t be right without a painting of Mirror Pond.
Cheese cloth, rice paper, pastel, ink and gesso were used to build up the interesting textures of this Italian Hilltop Village.
In this painting of Monterey Wharf, Ultramarine Blue gouache was used to give maximum impact to the focal point.
This simple subject is a lot of fun to paint and a great way to work with positive and negative shapes.
We are looking forward to coming back to the US for more workshops in the not too distant future.