About a week and a half ago I taught a mixed media painting class at the Artist Studio Collective in Blairmore. I forgot how much fun teaching was! The goal was to paint a landscape or architecture/old signage using my approach to mixed media. Participants brought their own photo references, with subjects ranging from local scenes with mountains to distance places like buildings in the UK and Spain. I brought my bins of patterned and textured papers and let them comb through to find bits to add to their paintings. Creative processes were challenged, ruts were overcome and a lot of laughs were had. And I didn't make anyone cry.
That I know of, anyway.
Then yesterday I got a lovely email from one of the participants who thanked me again for the class and shared a photo of her finished piece. She gave me permission to share it here in one of my posts.
It's from a lovely photo of laundry hanging on the line in her backyard. I love it! And what an epic view.
I teach one more class at the Artist Studio Collective in Blairmore on November 29th. While I am wishing hard for snow here in Edmonton (we have NONE!!), I am hoping the weather is good that weekend so I can make it back down there safely to teach. Snow, by all means, but clear roads and no 100km/hr + winds would be preferable. Until then, I'm working away in the studio, making my way down the list of commissions to be finished in time for Christmas.
It's good to be in the studio and working steadily. Oh! I nearly forgot! I completed a painting during the class I taught also. Why should the participants have all the fun?