Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lilies with Karlyn Holman

Lilies with Karlyn Holman
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Another workshop -- this time a bit more traditional in final approach, but with an emphasis, again, on creating a path of light with an underpainting that ignores the lines. I had to photograph this painting, as again, it's far too large for my scanner. The workshops have been phenomenal!!!

Thank you for your kindnest and most enthusiastic comments yesterday. Some of the techniques used for the sunflower painting can be found in Karlyn's book "Watercolor- The Spirit Of Spontaneity" and accompanying DVD (no, no promotional discounts for me! LOL) ...She's working on another book due out next year that will focus on finding 'paths of light' ... but it will be a while before it's available. I understand she'll have a DVD to go with it as well.

Another 2 workshops today -- so I"m off without a computer ... and the same thing tomorrow -- so I'll have to catch up with everyone's fabulous artwork next week.

It's been rainy and cold here -- I suppose a good excuse for staying indoors. I've met some incredible artists in these workshops and met some friends I haven't seen in ages!! I am ever grateful for the gift of this weekend ...and hope that some of the techniques I am learning can make it into my paintings. I know that will take a bit of time and more of that "P" word -- practice! LOL


squawmama said...

Lin I an go glad your enjoying your workshops... It is always the best way to pick up little ideas not only from the people running them but other artist... Love the Lilies... they have such beautoful coors... Have Fun!


Anonymous said...

Yes, more traditional, but no less beautiful! I really do like the "no lines" approach -- it just seems more natural -- especially with flowers. I'm so glad you are having such a good time, learning so much, and meeting new and old friends. Enjoy!

Carol C said...

Thanks for sharing insights and your work from Karlyn's workshop! It looks like you're learning a lot....and I can't wait for her next book. Heck, you've made me decide to go through an earlier one of hers. You are doing some wonderful work and obviously enjoying yourself!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

What a wonderful workshop-I love what you are doing!
hugs chris

Robyn said...

Exceptional botanical painting. Wow, you really have got a lot out of this workshop. Brava. I look forward to you carrying on this great leap forward.

Teri C said...

Thank you for sharing those bits and pieces of your workshops on the way to your beautiful paintings.

Jona said...

Again a beauty. Wonderful blooms.
I'm glad for you that you had the opportunity to enjoy this great experience.