This is a photo of a demo painting done by Janet Rogers. I wanted to show her loose style. I will show some of my attemps at looseness later.
My watercolor workshop is going well. I have met some friendly ladies and have enjoyed the class so far. Today we painted flowers, which were fun and I learned some things, but I am really looking forward to the portrait part of the workshop. Janet Rogers is a high-energy person. She is very pleasant and happy and accommodating. After doing a demonstration in the morning, she had us work on color "swatches" to discover new color combinations that we liked before starting flowers. She did several other demos through out the day. She paints fast and furious. I love it! Sometimes she makes mistakes, but she just shrugs and continues on. Most watercolor people tend to panic, but she is a very loose painter. I think this workshop is just what I needed for inspiration.
The day was beautiful at the Russell Farm Art Center, which is where Charlie Boren does wood sculpting or carving. The farm is very lovely - many of the ladies in the workshop are city folk. They were pretty excited about the miniature donkeys and cows. Yeha. If you haven't rubbed manure under your nose while branding cattle, you ain't no cowgirl.
Actually, there are some dang good artists at this workshop, and some friendly gals. I have discovered that every group has its anal folks, whom I avoid, but for the most part, this is a fun herd.