Keeping up the momentum for workshopping. Is that a word? Whatever, let's make it one today. One of the benefits that has come out of the past 2 years of being isolated is the plethora of online workshops. And I hope these continue. It gives teaching artists access to students from around the world. For students, it gives us access to teachers in all corners of the globe. (I've always wondered about that term..."all corners of the globe", which to my knowledge is round. Where are the corners?) That aside, these workshops give us easy access, quite often, to free tasters, no charge samplers. Then we can dive deep into the paid versions be become immersed. Awhile back I showed you my work from a fiber artist's taster class. I've watched many demos by Bob Burridge, with whom I took a paid week long workshop (see last month's blog), I sampled Judy Woods mixed media zoom all the way from Australia, and most recently I enjoyed Louise Fletcher's online taster class.
At the moment, I'm not signed up for any paid workshops but that's never off the table, maybe one day. In the meantime I thoroughly enjoyed hear about and testing the techniques and processes from other artists. Below are samples of what came out of those workshops. What I really liked was that these were not paint parties where you reproduce what the instructor shows you. These teachers were bent on pulling from their students their own creativity through new thinking and processes.
I am preoccupied by the intuitive journey that paint takes me on with its colour and texture when working with layers that can be revealed through scratching back, rubbing away or lifting, to bring back the history of the previous layers.