Tuesday, October 15, 2013

En plein air

It's been too long=0/
Hope you have been well. I had the opportunity to do something different...YES different. Painting en plein air. What does that mean? It means I bought oil paints and painted outside. HA. It was pretty amazing. I never thought I could paint standing up, but it's very nice. How did this all happen?
Well...I was talking with a wonderful watercolor artist Cate Parr. I just LOVE her work. She mentioned an amazing artist named Eric Merrell. He was going to be having a three day workshop in Los Angeles and she told me I HAD TO GO. If she says I have to go...I HAVE TO GO. So, I packed up my stuff and she was kind enough to let me borrow her artist box and umbrella for the three days. YES...THREE DAYS. Just me and my art supplies=0) Lets just say it was AMAZING. I really enjoyed this master class and I met some really nice artists too. Here are a few photos of my trip.

Eric's studio.

Cobb Estate.

Watching him paint is inspiring.

I found a beautiful spot for day two. I was here for EIGHT hours.

On the last day he was helping me set up my sketch just right. He really is a great teacher. I'm always just so excited to start a new painting and this really taught me to SLOW DOWN.

If you are interested in taking one of his workshops or buying some of his art... you can check him out

On another note...
I made a new locket for my shop
Dia de los Muertos locket.
The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

My other job....
X-Mama please don't go.
Me-Come on...I'm super excited about this class. It's always a good idea to keep learning.
X-You already paint great.
Me-Thank you, but I want to learn more. I really love it.
X-THREE DAYS is too much.
Me-It's a wonderful opportunity for me. This artist is really AMAZING. 
X-You are already AMAZING. Seriously mama...stay here with me.
Me-It will be a great time for you and J to spend THREE days ALONE with dad. It's going to be FUN.
X-I still think you should stay.
Me-I know...I know...but I'm gonna go and I WILL BE BACK. I'll have some new cool paintings to show you when I get back.
X-Fine. I sure hope they are good.

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