A New Painting Experience
I have been wanting to start a blog for a while. It would be good to keep track of what I am learning about the art business and the business of art. I am grateful that I have landed within the influence of wonderful artist/teachers and student/artists. While I have been painting in watercolors or pastels most of my life, it was only in 2009 that art took me in a direction that seemed to have an energy all its own. It was a first introduction to Henry Hensche and The Cape School of Art through a week of painting with Hilda Neily, a student of Henry's in Provincetown, MA.
Now I look at each painting as a study, as opposed to the start of a finished work. This takes a great deal of pressure off, and puts me in a learning mode. I put my energies into observation and trying to be mindful of the concepts and ideas that Hilda shared with our class back in the summer of 2009.
At the beginning of the course in 2009, I was under the misconception that I would take that one course with Hilda, and that would be that. How mistaken I was, for now I am packing for my fourth summer. I have already taken courses with Joanette and Cedric Egeli, John Clayton, and Mary Giammarino. This summer (2012) I am looking forward to working with Rob Longley and Mary Giammarino.
And now, just a word about my friends, the artist/students. I have met some wonderful people who have become very good friends. I will have more to say about them as the summer progresses. I will be posting stories, painting starts and what happens when I try to cook dinner. Stay tuned.