Judgements are Welcome
Don't you think it would be remiss of me to tell you all about the Plein Air Workshop and never reveal my studies? I call them "studies" because they aren't in any way, shape, or form finished paintings (and never will be!) They were painting in the field, quickly, and under some duress. They were also painted with a lot of heart because I really, really want to learn to be a very good artist.
Please trust me when I tell you I am humble and humbled when it comes to my art. A few years ago I wouldn't have dreamed it was possible for me to do this and I am as surprised as anyone when a painting turns out lovely. So feel free to think whatever you like about these workshop studies. For me, the take-away is that a workshop is for learning and not for proving anything to anyone. For the artists out there: take workshops! Yes, they are expensive but they will help you grow so much. Take from artists who's work you admire. Take from artists you admire. Go with an open mind and heart, expect humiliations, refuse pride, laugh at your foibles, encourage your fellow students and yourself.
7/6/2015 07:26:52 am
These are lessons we All need to learn, not just artists (well, we all probably have some form of artist in us, simply not labeled yet) but in life…learn, refuse pride, follow someone you admire, have an open mind. Wendy you are teaching us all!
7/6/2015 09:02:25 am
Lovely plein air studies. I can see the shapes and the scene unfolds. Great job! I was waiting to see these after the workshop blogs. Thanks for sharing.
7/6/2015 09:18:42 am
Thank you, Sharon! I'm definitely a work in progress:)
7/6/2015 09:17:22 am
I do believe I'm in good company if I'm lumped in with the likes of you, Miss Betty Cribbs! Why aren't you in my swimming pool right now?
Leave a Reply.
Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...