Friday, February 26, 2010
Where is Waldo?
Here is the piece I am working on right now. This is the photograph I took to check my painting for errors. It is not terribly faithful to the original but I will let you all see it. This is not New Hampshire. Where do you think I am?
I still have spots left in the workshop in Rolling Forks, Mississippi, are you tired of winter and want to get a jump on spring? You can take a warm weather break and workshop in the middle of March. If you missed snow camp, now's your chance for a trip to the warmth of the Mississippi delta. The land of the blues and Muddy Waters hometown. I am looking forward to checking out the historic blues trail . This is a five day workshop. It will give intensive instruction in outdoor painting and I intend to do some instruction on building an art career, getting shown in galleries and dealing with dealers. Here are some pictures of the sets.
I have to paint this one below. I can see a great picture in there.
Those are live oaks, which are just great to paint. They are a great subject. I have been painting them all week.
Here's tonight's lesson.
When I travel somewhere on a plane, I don't always want to pack my paint. Usually it is not a problem, but sometimes it is and I would rather avoid the whole situation. If I can drive, I always prefer that. But if I am going to a place where I have a gallery or a friend I call Jerry's or one of the other mail order ccompanies and order all of the paint and solvents and medium I need. I give them the galleries address that I am visiting. When I arrive, my paint is there in a box waiting for me. At the end of the trip I throw the leftover paints back in the box and mail it back home. Works great.