Colorful planters in Santa Fe
Wow, I can hardly believe that I was once again in this magical place! Sure I was here for an art workshop, and I got to show my husband Les all the wonderful things I had previously found. I also got to explore with him new things, and places.
Since my day included 8 hours of art, I really didn’t have much energy, or time left to explore the galleries. I was exhausted by the end of the day, and Les wanted to explore. So we explored restaurants, music, a few galleries, and even a few retail shops! Isn’t it funny how you have to check out places like Costco, Wal-Mart, or even TJMax when going to a new place…..just to see if the stuff is the same? Well, we did check out TJMax, and Ross. Actually I didn’t think they were as good as here, but you know how you have to hit them at the right time, I guess we didn’t!
The first painting.
The workshop was given by Cathy Carey, and was the best workshop I think I’ve ever taken. I say this because Cathy is a master of color, and this was the beginning of her classes. Now, I know color, I love color, but not like Cathy, and my feeling is it never hurts to hear color theory, or any other theory even one more time. I learned a lot, had a lot of fun, and met some incredible women in the workshop.
Since I haven’t painted in a very long time, my first painting was stiff, and unsatisfying. By the time the second painting rolled around, it started out stiff, and soon I was able to loosen up and have fun with color.
After finishing my second painting of trees, it was time to try something really new, so impasto here I come! Inspired by a clay rabbit sitting on the hearth in the living room, I created this very interesting “Magic Rabbit.” I have to make some adjustments since I thought his nose looked more like a rat than a rabbit, but here is the abstract, rather colorful, impastoed rabbit.
Strange and Unusual
While the impasto on the rabbit dried enough to work on it, I decided to try something really different….
I was inspired by an artist by the name of Egon Schiele, who impressed me with his strange and quirky style, so I shamelessly made an attempt at copying one of his paintings.
By Friday when the workshop was over, I was on overload. There is so much to think about, maybe that’s my problem, I over think so much! I loved the workshop, the magical place I was fortunate enough to be able to paint in, and the music and wonderful restaurants.
What could be better?
Until next time, have a great week!