Susan is the best kind of teacher - enthusiastic, patient, intelligent, accomplished, and seemingly free of ego.
The two-day workshop is titled Whole Cloth Painting. We started with a photograph of our choosing. Susan was happy to review these via email so that we each chose wisely. It was such fun to see what everyone selected. Here is my whole cloth painting (left) at the end of day 1, and my photo (right):
The picture was taken by my son, titled Cold Morning. If you look closely, you can see ice crystals along the edge of the leaf.
Painting anything is a stretch for me. Like others in the class, I felt a little hopeless at times. But I know that frustrating moment is when I am on the verge of something wonderful.
By the end of day 2 I was hooked. I came straight home and painted into the evening. Here (on the right) is the current state of the piece:
I have an idea of what I will do next. Hope it works.
|Susan and me|
And what a great space we rented from SEFAA here in the Atlanta area. We got to break in the glorious new sink!