Western Carolina University surrounded by NC mountains. Click image for CMA info.
4th of July in Sylva, NC
Cullowhee Mountain Arts- Catherine Kehoe Still Life
Workshops to an art practice are like ketchup to french fries- not necessary, but so tasty. I am fortunate to have been to two amazing workshops this summer and they were only a few weeks apart.
Both employed techniques, materials and styles that are new to me but pulled from skills I've put aside. Lots to learn and so decadent to spend so much focused attention on art, art, art. Instructors Brian Rego and David Campbell of Perceptual Painters and Catherine Kehoe with CMA were all excellent instructors and the other artists were dedicated and fascinating people.
A portion of a very long, juicy still life set up including an auburn wig!
Collage and paintings of sections of the still life.
Perceptual Painting with Brian Rego & David Campbell
Painting with palette knives in Columbia.
A viewfinder- this artist's autograph book.
The "Kehoe Method" of drawing and ink washes.
Black, white and gray shape study of still life.
Afternoon chocolate works wonders.
Painting from live models was a blast from the past-the early 80's to be exact and figure drawing at Iowa State University. Using palette knives instead of brushes was a new experience and very challenging. Who knew there were so many sizes and types.
And the icing on the workshop cake at both workshops? The other students were interesting, focused and dedicated. A treat!
Figures with Perceptual Painters. Click image for Perceptual Painters website.