Monday, November 23, 2009
Springmaid Beach Watermedia Workshop
Here's me and my good friend, artist Carol Simmons of Arlington, Texas. This was the last evening of our busy and intense week at the Springmaid Beach Watermedia Workshop in Myrtle Beach, SC. We met artists from around the US and Canada. Carol and I were both enrolled in John Salminen's workshop, "From Abstraction to Realism Through Design." We both knew that John is a realistic painter, and we were quite surprised and challenged to realize that we would actually be painting abstracts. However, John stressed design concepts and the workshop filled a large void that I have been feeling in my painting. It was wonderful to be able to spend quality, artistic time with my best artistic buddy, Carol.