Friday, February 27, 2015

Back From Arizona

I just returned from Arizona where I attended a painting workshop with artist Derek Penix (check out his website).  He was teaching how to paint loose, I learned many valuable tips such as the use of complimentary colors but most important of all was learning not to be afraid, to try new things, different brushes and brush work and mess things up ON PURPOSE!  It was very freeing and I can't wait to get back to painting. I love watching other artist's work, how they hold their brush, mix paint, their thinking process, their fears or no's an education.

Top left photo is Derek during a demonstration, yours truly on the upper right and two of my paintings from the workshop on the bottom row.


  1. Love them both! The birdie is sparkling!!

  2. Thanks Jackie! It was great getting to see how another artist works, I'm so glad I took the workshop.

  3. I would love to get together for another one of your fabulous lessons!