My painting class with Liz Wiltzen has ended and I once again have time and energy to get back online. It was an intense three days of learning methods and skills to use in designing a painting. I have always planned my paintings, but learned that I didn’t really design them. An analogy that occurred to me this week is that I have become a fairly competent carpenter (painter) and could build a house (painting), but I didn’t have the architectural (design) skills to make that house (painting) as strong and beautiful as it could be. Liz is a great teacher whom I would recommend to any artists. Visit her website at www.mountainartist.com
The workshop didn’t involve making competed paintings, so I have none to share. However, prior to the class we did have a great day at Vermillion Lakes near Banff. Here are some photos and a couple of the sketches I did that day, and a photo of Jean painting. Enjoy!