We arrived to find a packed agenda, very informative handout notes and a piece of backing set up to do a number of small 5" x 7" studies. This image of a sailboat was one of the choices in our folder. It seemed to be the first piece most of the people jumped into.
The interpretations were as varied as the 20+ teachers in the room. Every palette imaginable. Every cut imaginable. This is mine.
For my second study, I chose a tiny (2.3" x 3.5") clipping of a wonderful painting of a nature scene. A pond with beautiful colours reflected in the water. I got a bit started before I had to head back home.
Today, while it was still fresh in my mind, I finished the piece. I am not sure it reads exactly as the painting, but I love the colours and enjoyed the freedom of doing my "impression" of an "impressionist" painting.
Now I will have to try all the wonderful finishing techniques we were shown to make the most of these little "masterpieces".
Thank you committee for a great weekend. Good company. Good topic - in fact, one of my favourites. And unbridled hooking for a couple of days.