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‘bingo’

bingo

Venice.

bingo.

I arrived home a month ago, really. My trip away was once again a huge learning experience; in Italy and France.

I taught two sessions of evocative/depictive drawing in Civita di Bagnoregio through the Civita Institute in glorious Italy. This was my second year of teaching in Civita.

I was awarded a fellowship in 2013 through the Civita Institute, where I studied drawing in the evocative/depictive process. ‘Bingo!’

My impressions since being home:

  1. Get right to studio and start writing, drawing, painting, collaging etc. The ideas are fresh and evidence is clear.
  2. Be thankful for all the good fortune that came your way while traveling.
  3. Wonder about what may come your way in the future.
  4. Listen.
  5. Find your “bingo’s.”

What are ‘bingo’s’? Simply said, a happening that is spontaneous but you know when it’s a win. One could play the game, Bingo. I like to play it in art. How many keen marks create a bingo? Did I find my ’80/20′? How did that painting feel? Did I leave the paint alone?

Mostly, my ‘bingo’s’ on this trip came from my remarkable group of students.

Each student bringing so much to everything; brave, creative, enthusiastic, cheerful, caring and talented. Bingo! Best students!

So, let’s continue to create those ‘bingo’s’.

Back to studio.

 

 

 

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2018 workshops + classes

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gathering evidence

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2018 Workshop + Classes

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gathering evidence, an art show

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about faces

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Reviving old lessons about portrait drawings; soon to teach in Skykomish, WA. 

Thinking about that right brain process. Thanks Betty Edwards and Alex Powers.

I will post images from the workshop.

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sk_1 2The Seattle Urban Sketchers were out and about yesterday morning in South Lake Union.

I was helping out as one of the instructors, enjoying being surrounded by sketchers, enthusiastic, eager and talented. I love seeing how bold they all drew and painted (with color!)

Plein Air work is gutsy. One’s senses are on fire; so much out there. Editing is key. Once one warms up then selection becomes easier. I could not help adding the murmuration of bird and their feather remnant in the sketch above.

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My view looking south, as I was demonstrating foreground, middle ground, background and shape in the landscape, I was so surprised to see all those cranes in the skyline. Seattle’s skyline barely recognizable.

The Space Needle was there to assure that we are still in Seattle and all is well.

Summer-time: New Classes and Workshops

“O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”
Join me this Summer for some amazing workshops and classes.
Let’s get outside.

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value/shape, with charcoal media

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Working in Plein air, one needs to understand light and form, simply when observing and recording spaces that ‘involve.’

IMG_1104.jpgOne can say a lot by representing very little and pare down a scene so we are left with the essential and have the information required to make sense of what’s in front of us. Charcoal media lets us stay loose, quick and a definitive, creating the essence of a space that is being explored and defined.

The Georgetown Neighborhood in Seattle is such a great field trip, with endless spaces to draw and experience. Let’s keep Georgetown, Georgetown.

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a day in studio.

 

collage, mark + shape…throw in a bit of texture, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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