This is a gouache painting that I did during college while studying art in Kansas City. It was returned to me this week by my mom - she bought it as a part of an auction after a show. She and her husband are now traveling full-time in their RV and I was really happy about getting it back. One of my first shows, one of my first awards... Where does the time go?
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Wow! What a week! I spent the past week in Jackson, Wyoming, at a workshop with Jim Wilcox. Had a great time, loved watching him paint every day, worked really hard at getting a few "bugs" out of my painting (not real ones like when painting en plein air - this was a studio painting workshop), and now I am processing all the great instruction. I know it stretches me, humbles me to no end, and I believe it will bring me a step farther along in this art journey. Here are four 12X16" paintings that I worked on there. I will modify and amend a few things still... Thank you, Jim, for sharing your skill and patiently helping me along my way. I will be back for sure! - Jeff
Monday, November 1, 2010
Great day today - Started off with a demonstration from Jim. I feel a bit like a sponge, trying to soak up all the wonder and talent, watching the magic from each stroke of the brush. I realize I am in the presence of a master, and yet such a humble man who would take the time to encourage and guide me. After the morning watching Jim, it was my turn. I toyed with the idea of painting the desert - it is so familliar to me, but I decided to s-t-r-e-a-c-h. I had to paint the Tetons. So paint I did... The results, well, let's give it a few more days before the reveal. Here are a few pictures from Jackson today. I am having a blast, -Jeff