Oil painting - again - after thirty-something years!
I didn't find a pastel plein air workshop this summer that I could attend, so I thought I'd try something else this summer! I am going to do an OIL PAINTING plein air workshop with Randall Sexton. It is going to be in Los Gatos, California, at a winery that has a Tuscan style architecture. We will get served a gourmet lunch by the winery chef each day!!!! (...and maybe a little wine?...something to relax the artists so they can get in the "zone"?)
The workshop is open to all mediums, so I will bring my pastels. But I thought - what the heck? Randy is a fabulous oil painter and I admire his work. When else will I get the chance to learn from him? And, I used to LOVE painting in oil. The only reason I stopped was that I was having babies.
So I ordered some paints and medium, went through my old brushes and my grandmother's brushes I inherited, and put together my old french easel. Today I practiced mixing colors and I will bring this board with me to remind me how I got certain colors.
This will be FUN! Added to that, I will be staying at my girlfriend's house and I haven't seen her in several years.
Welcome to my art blog! This is where I share my explorations and learning experiences in pastel, watercolor and oil painting. I have had this blog for about six or more years. I am currently entering many national and regional juried art shows. I have a website and sell my work from there as well. I started a group called Reno Tahoe Plein Air Painters a year ago and it has grown to about 40 active painters! Each year brings new challenges and exciting opportunities. I have made many friends among other art bloggers and enjoy visiting their blogs. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and click on the links to my website and the plein air painters to see more!