Sunday, July 12, 2009


Yesterday the Wallkill River School had a workshop on abstract painting given by Nuala Clarke . Since my friend Melanie was the impetus behind getting Nuala scheduled to conduct this class she came upstate in order to participate. Seeing Melanie was wonderful and given my love of abstract art participating in the workshop was an energizing experience. I encourage you to consider attending a class by Nuala if the opportunity presents itself.

The piece above was done as an exercise in creating an abstract painting while feeling someone you love. Looks just like you Hubby Dear!

The piece above was a collaboration that all workshop participants contributed to. I started the piece then 3 other people worked on it, then I finished the piece. I rather like it.

This is a favorite piece. This was a collab between Melanie and I. I started the piece then she worked on it then I finished the piece. Looks very other-worldly to me.

The painting below is way big for me. With Nuala's encouragement I figured 'what the hay' and proceeded to work on this 22"x30" piece.....daunting. The photo does not show the depth and layers the painting has but you get an idea of how it turned out. It's a keeper and will get framed.

Final words to all you textile artists out there....consider taking some drawing and painting classes. It will stretch your boundaries, enrich your creative selves and provide inspiration.


Canace said...

I concur on your favorite piece... very other worldly and beautiful. :o)

Sounds like it was a very freeing and creative time.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

It looks like you really enjoyed the class, and you have some really nice pieces to show for it!