Jul 24, 2010

Arizona Workshop - What a week!

I have had a wonderful time this week in Prescott Arizona with my friend and fellow artist Glennis Black. You just can't imagine how magestic those red rocks of Sedona are...that was about an hour drive...well, that is if we hadn't gone to Jerome first.  Jerome is an old copper mining town turned artist colony that would have been really neat had the galleries and shops been open : )  Never mind we took 157 curves, sharp curves, in 12 miles on the ride up. Yep, that's with me driving about 150 of those.  If you know me at all you know what a scaredy cat I am.  You would have been proud of me though.  I did finally have to pull over and let Glennis experience it.  What a roller coaster.  It was gorgeous though.  BUT, what we were here for was a 4 day portrait painting workshop with Chris Saper and oh my goodness, I can't believe how much I've learned...not only about painting portraits but the whole business.  I'm so excited to get back home and put some of what I've learned into practice.  Thanks Chris for a very in-depth study and for all the excellent information.  I really should wait until these are finished but I did want to show you what I've been working on.  We had some great live models to work with and I especially enjoyed our Native American model.  His skin tones were wonderful to paint plus he was kind enough to share with us some stories about his native Hopi culture.  I'll post these again when I have them completed.  Please do comment and let me know what you think!