Floral Workshop Re-cap

E X P R E S S I V E  A N D  B E A U T I F U L  


We just finished my Expressive florals workshop and it was filled with talented and creative students.  Take a look at their work and see how creative intuition takes center stage throughout the process.

In this painting, the clear tar gel application is visible as a first layer, see the swirls behind the lilies? On the first day I like to warm up with acrylic inks dropped onto gesso coated newsprint.  The organic shapes are then transformed into blossoms, and one section is abstracted. 


This artist used stencils in a fresh and creative way.  If you look closely you can see a layer of stencil design in the background. 

Artists at work in the Bemis studios…painting F L O W E R S.

Works in progress…whenever I take a workshop, my paintings are never complete at the end.  There is a lot to learn and experience.  Sometimes the finishing touches come at home.  These paintings are well on their way, full of vibrant color, and great shapes.

  Kudos to this amazing group of ladies who learned new techniques, created beautiful paintings and moved forward on their creative journey.  It was my pleasure to spend the week with you and I hope our paths cross again one day.


Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into Expressive Florals, a workshop for the beginner or advanced artist at Bemis Art School.  “What lies behind, what lies ahead, are tiny matters compared to lies within.” Emerson  

 

My heart is about helping you tap into and discover your creative intuition, that which lies within.  Once it starts to happen, your whole world takes on a new glow. And as my 86 year old father wisely says, “when you are green, you are growing..” Let’s keep growing together.  When you take a class at Bemis with other students, in the historic studios which have been around for over 75 years, it is truly a special experience.  Hope to see you in class one day.

Blooms at Bemis

S N O W

DSC_0011Love the white stuff, at least for the time being.  Come April and May, now that is a different story.  Today the sun was shining bright, causing the snowflakes to sparkle and glisten as the rays danced across the snowdrifts.  Against the cerulean blue Colorado sky, the effect was stunning!  Celebrating the flakes with acrylic paint, splatters/drips, and handwritten words in charcoal pencil. The colors I chose are not those that typically come to mind when thinking of winter and therein lies the beauty of creative expression.  The paint on the page started as a clean up page and it pulled me to transform the teal and yellow into an expression of snow.  The cool colors mingled with red  were a stark contrast, an experiment, an unplanned process of asking…what if?  This is what most of us love about creating pages in our art journals.  The process leads our creativity and we learn along the way.  We begin to trust our inklings, and let intuition bubble up from that place deep inside. The result, an unusual yellow snowflake mingled with greens, violets, red and teal.   Yes, this is my love affair!