The artist table in my studio
I now understand artists who love doing workshops. Sometime ago I started painting in my studio with my art lover friend, Michelle. Last night we added one more art lover to the table. There is a wonderful, creative banter that naturally occurs while painting. Two more creative souls contributing to the mix.
Our new artist friend, Janine, painted with such freedom without any preconceived notions that it was freeing for her and for me to watch. Although we set out to paint clouds, when she got to a point and didn't really like what was on the canvas, I gave her a tissue so she could soften the clouds. Anyway in the end, it looked like a woman's breast. We all laugh and I made her keep it, because you couldn't set out to paint one better. (Sorry, didn't get a picture).
Our second painting of birds was more in control. Still there's a lovely looseness that you can't see in the photo that makes them so successful. I have to quote Janine who said something like, "You have to give yourself grace, because this work is your own and will not look like anyone else's."
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