there was such an overwhelming response to my daily series last month and inquiries about prints we decided to make the entire series (1-32) available to you as prints so that you can create your own custom collections of favorites.
and i totally want to see them when you do!!!!
view the entire collection of daily 6x6 prints here
over the past few months i have been immersing myself in florals. it is no secret that i LOVE painting flowers, but i have really been honing my style and studying my personal process in order to develop an online workshop i plan to release in early 2016.
my purpose is not to teach you how to paint flowers, but to share with you in-depth how i interpret what i see and how i take it from interpretation to process to application to finished canvas.
whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced this will be a workshop that offers more than just pretty colors and textures (although that is flippin' awesome) but a more intimate experience about the hows, whys, and wheres of my process.
so i thought i would share with you today a collective look at what the past few months study has produced.
* if you want more information about pricing or to see more images of each piece click the title link in turquoise below each image
after internet stalking her for a bit more than a year, the day finally arrived that i would be able to sit one-on-one with Jo Barby and learn how to "see".
captivated by how Jo's artwork reaches right through the 2-dimensional surface and becomes its 3-dimensional entity, i had to learn from her, i knew i wanted to "see" what she did in the everyday. So imagine how excited i was when i asked her to fly half way across the world and teach at my STUDIO and she said YES!
wanting to be perfect right out of the gate, i am not going to lie, i struggled the first day. i wanted so badly to "see" what she sees that i lost sight of appreciating her gift of process. that as an artist, i could never see what she sees. that gift of sight is intuitive and quite possibly a very intimate part of the process for each artist and she was right there in front of me sharing it with us...i needed to listen.
day 2 i allowed the lessons of the day before marry and filter through my intuitive process. Jo worked effortlessly with each student and the artwork being produced was magic. i was open and i created with Jo's guidence.
the gift of learning, trusting and listening is what Jo gave me...her artistic process, techniques and generosity inspired me.
i was able to create in a way i had never thought i could, not to recreate art, but to see the art in the everyday.
Jo taught me to see.
thank you Jo, i am so grateful and so very proud of this piece.
i remembered to capture a couple stepping stones along the way, thought it might be fun to share. (its kinda hard to believe it myself i am glad i did)
she helped me create a makeshift light box to help me "see" the highlights and shadows
to find out more about Jo Barby and her art, i have included a few links below.
these 3 canvases were in my "art gone wrong" pile so i dug them out and began playing with textures, glazes, stencils and letting the process guide me.
i NEVER discard a canvas, no matter how hideous it gets because that is a part of the art story for me. these canvases had told 3 very different stories and the process that evolved now has them sharing the same ending. sappy right? totally makes me HAPPY!!