|Me and Flora.|
If you read my blog you know I've been waiting and talking about Flora Bowley's workshop for months. And last weekend, finally, it was time. Two whole days, from 9 to 5, painting and learning from Flora.
|Getting rid of the "white": Flora shows us the first step.|
The workshop was at Studio Crescendoh, hosted by Jenny Doh. There were 18 students (if I remember correctly) from very different backgrounds, which, I think, only makes for a more interesting class.
|How to make marks and add variation and interest to your painting.|
Flora did short demos to show us the next steps, and then it was our turn. We had two canvases, 30x30 each. The biggest I've ever painted. And I liked it!
Sometimes I would walk around the see what everybody was doing. Amazingly different, each and every one!
|While we waited for the paint to dry, we would work on the other canvas.|
Times like these makes me realize how much I like being around other artists. Everybody was so happy to be there, so open to everything, so ready to dive in and paint their hearts out...amazing energy!
At one point Jenny turned to me and asked "Are you having a good time?" and I said "Yes!".
She nodded and said "Yeah, I can tell."
|Some of the stages of Flora's painting. She really is the ultimate example of non-attachment.|
Every once in awhile Flora would have us take a break and do some stretching and breathing and dancing. Other times she would walk around the room and read us an inspirational quote. And sometimes we would sit down, with our journals, and either draw or write. A nice break.
|Everybody wrote affirmations and shared with the group.|
|On the second day, we could see everybody's paintings coming together.|
|Flora's painting by the end of the workshop.|
As for MY paintings, I took some pictures of the progress too. I find it interesting to see how you can change a painting so much!
I still have to work on both of them, but I like them so far. I learned some interesting things from Flora, and I really liked meeting her. If you ever have the opportunity to take her class, do it. Totally worth it, I promise.
|A final group pose.|