The Philomath Open Studio Tour was a success. I met many interesting folks who love art and enjoyed the party atmosphere of our visitors as the volume of discussions rose at the end of each group’s wine tasting.
I am now back in my studio starting a new series of pastel paintings done from photographs taken with my phone. My daughter had downloaded a “retro” camera app that takes photos with a cool effect. These are the resource material for my new paintings. A photo of the first one I started is below with the original picture. At the least, I will remove the chicken in the shadows in the upper left corner.
Also, (with great excitement and trepidation) I am learning to paint with acrylics from Donna Beverly–they are different in ways I could not have imagined. Not only do I have to mix my colors instead of just grab them out of the box, they dry! before I have finished with the color I am using. There are methods to deal with this that I will use beginning next week. It is WAY FUN to do something new! It is much more of a brain twist than I thought it would be.