I did not follow instructions, and pulled from each of my 3 reference paintings, instead of recreating one of them, to create a mash-up of Hello Beautiful, Farmers Market and Afternoon Tea. A change in scale was the name of the game.
Next came Portuguese bread and lobster rolls
Off to Cape Cod to zero in on color with Mitchell Johnson. We worked on 18x24" which is big for me, but did all the mixing and painting with a tiny palette knife. I'm a convert. And to get my paintings home in a poster tube, I scraped the paint off which has the little grey cells thinking about scraping and adding on. www.castlehill.org/#intro-page
www.mitchelljohnson.com/ Mitchell and Castlehill are both on FB and Instagram.
Close to Home workshop was all about the greens and plein aire from the porch
And the warm up for all the workshops was actually online with Eve Mansdorf and Tim Kennedy and facilitated by Black Pond Studio. Lots of greens, scraping (!) and literally attaching painted panels to expand the view. Great discussions and citriques with artists from multiple time zones. The trifecta of workshops was a wonderful whirlwind and I'm glad I could do them all.
Karyn Healey is an oil painter observing life in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Her subjects include figurative, landscape, and still life paintings in a variety of styles. Exploring social issues through collage, acrylic and oil paint are a current focus.