I just returned from a great trip to Kentucky for an oil painting workshop with Dreama Perry. It was a very long journey, 1070 miles by car, but well worth the time and trouble to get there. I will be using a totally different color palette I learned from the workshop that is includes very bright cheerful colors. We stayed in a town called Paris which was just beautiful. There were huge thoroughbred horse farms with rolling lush green pastures all around us. It was so green and lush it almost hurt your eyes. They have obviously had a lot of rain and it was like being in another world. We were lucky enough to be invited to one of the oldest horse farms in Kentucky while there. We were able to tour the owner's home and see their operation. This is the time of the year when the baby foals have just arrived. We watched a couple of them run and buck in the pasture and it was a beautiful sight. Their land and homestead date back to the Civil War. So much history and such a rare treat to be able to visit with them. I'm off to start painting with my new color palette. I hope to have some new paintings showing my new lessons soon.
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After a lifetime of doing everything but art, I have now put my love of painting as a first priority. I wanted to major in art in college, but was quickly talked out of it by my father who said I'd never make a living with an art degree. So, scared that I might starve, I majored in business but squeezed in as many art electives as possible. Upon graduation I immediately went to work and never stopped. Never painted either!!
I now devote several days per week to pure painting time and enjoy the company of many local painters. Current art memberships include: Austin Plein Air, Waterloo Watercolor Group and Austin Pastel Society.
Juried Exhibitions include:
AUSTIN PASTEL SOCIETY Minature Show (2009) Won First in Show, Juror: Susan Kemner Reed
WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY-HOUSTON 31st International Exhibition - Juror: Stephen Quiller (2008); WATERLOO WATERCOLOR GROUP FALL EXHIBITION - Juror: Christopher Shinck (2008);
WATERLOO WATERCOLOR GROUP ANNUAL EXHIBITION - Juror: Joe Fettingis (2007)
1ST PLACE WINNER - Waterloo Watercolor Society Fall Challenge (2007)