Sunday, June 21, 2009

Painting in the Garden Workshop

oil on canvas

Hydrangea Blooms
oil on canvas panel

It has been a long time since I have posted and I apologize for that but I have been really busy painting and have not made time to sit down at the computer! Isn't that terrible! I think I was just so glad to be out of school and not tied to a computer that I took a vacation from it. But I have been to two wonderful workshops and will be telling you about both of them. The first was "Painting in the Garden" with Kim Barrick and Diane May in Nashville. We painted en plein air for three full days and had such a great time! Kim and Diane are great teachers and I learned so much from both of them. We painted for the first two days in Diane's backyard which is absolutely beautiful and filled with poppies, hydrangeas, a koi pond and many other magnificent things. My painting of the poppies was not worthy of posting but I do have poppy seeds to plant now so maybe I will improve! The third day we painted in Kim's garden and that is where I painted the daylillies. I will definitely paint with these girls again when they offer another workshop, they were absolutely delightful and great fun as well as being fabulous painters!


Andrea said...

Karen I think these are beautiful!You did a great job! I cannot wait until I can get outside and paint! We need to get together-Sharon too.

Art Crtic said...

Your work is lovely.. the Daily lillies came out real nice... Im sure you really enjoyed work in your art workshop
. Plein en air must have been a lot of fun...