Monday, June 10, 2013

rained in


Our plein air workshop got rained in on Friday. We painted impromptu still lifes in the Chalfonte Hotel's not-lit-for-painting dining room

Our teacher, Marie Natale, who would never let an all-day downpour stop her, or us, from painting, wanted us to focus on brushwork--put the brush down on the paper to its belly, smush it around--and on not fussing about details or correcting, or as she calls it, tickling; keeping it fresh and letting the paint do what it does.

 It should have been a disappointment, but wasn't: it was an enjoyable day of painting and everyone in the class produced really nice work! I wish I had brought my camera.
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7 comments:

Polly Birchall said...

I'll have to try smushing and tickling, these are lovely paintings.

RH Carpenter said...

Fantastic work here! Staying in that day was a blessing, if you created these while sitting in a dark room making your brush dance like this.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Barbra Joan said...

It wasn't a disappointment because you love what you do... ! and it shows.

Joyfulartist said...

I like all your still life paintings, but especially the top one! I had a workshop with Marie earlier this year and she's a gem! I love watching her paint.

Mari Jose Molina said...

Preciosos trabajos y composiciones, me gustan mucho, saludos!

Barbara Muir said...

Beautiful work Laura.

I love what you did.
XO Barbara

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