FACT: Fearless Abstract Painting can induce intense feelings of happiness and joy.
The weather was so incredible today that I felt like I had to make this workshop extra special to justify spending our weekend indoors.
Fresh off the studio floor and delivered to Kartar Furniture & Art Gallery. This a painting I have been working on since before Christmas. It probably has as many as 15 - 20 layers on it. It is very, very heavy. Why did it take me so long? Well, I guess it's because it took me that long to figure it out. I call it "Four Corners".
I love my work. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do what I love. Thank you for a fantastic day. The uncontested gold star goes to Laura, who thought I was going to make everyone paint on their knees after she watched my YouTube video, but came anyways armed with a pocket full of pain medication. Now that's what I call fearless!
My favorite day of the week? Tuesday. Because I get to hang out with these lovelies. Here's our Course Outline at a glance:
A corporate team building event with this fabulous bunch. They all got gold stars! I reassured them that if I had to pick the top 3 professions that I see show up in my workshops over and over again, they would be: 1. Engineers 2. Accountants 3. Lawyers. They all tell me they take my class to have to opportunity to do something completely different then what they are used to. Right brain VS Left brain. Trust me, I get it.
The goal of this 2-day workshop was to work with materials like plaster, molding paste, gel, newspaper, tissue paper, sand, salt, sawdust and anything else our little hearts desired to create "distressed & weathered" mixed media paintings. Thank you Paintworks in Okotoks for hosting another fantastic event.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.