Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Terry Isaac Workshop photos

Hey, everyone! I'm baacckk! I just returned from my workshop in Vancouver, WA. with Terry Isaac. It was awesome, awesome, awesome!! Not only is Terry a wonderful artist, but he is an awesome teacher as well. It was three whole days of intensive learning and painting and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! We covered painting techniques in acrylic, spent a little time gathering photo reference around the workshop site and talked about marketing. And we worked hard on completing a painting in the time we had. It was inspiring, exhilarating and exhausting, too! If you ever have an opportunity to study with Terry I would highly recommend it! This is a photo of me and Terry with our paintings.

Here we are all hard at work while Terry offers advice. We had a class of nine people of varying ages and experience and all wonderful artists in their own right. I learned so much from the other students and it always amazes me how a group of people can all paint the same image and all create such different paintings. It was very inspirational! Thanks to Bev at Arts Desire for hosting the workshop!

And here is my painting! It's actually still in progress. I had time to block in the basic areas and do a little refining, but still need to come back and tighten it up quite a bit. The foreground grasses need finishing as well as details on the elk, but even at this stage it doesn't look too bad. You have the general idea anyway!

Well, now that I'm back I have a lot of information to try and digest and start applying to my own work without having Terry there to offer pointers. I'm really inspired and anxious to try my hand at this medium on my own and see where it leads me. Like my friend Judy says..."Art is a journey with twists and turns and something new to learn around every corner!" And if nothing else, it's always an interesting journey!!