Back to School


It’s fall and I’m thrilled to be
”back to school”.
I’m working on a new one day worskhop I’m offering at
North River Arts Society
Saturday October 5

Designing Paintings With Collage
9:30 – 3:30 Saturday Oct. 5 2019
A one day workshop geared for painters who are working toward a more modern, less representational approach to their paintings. We will discover how to design simple, strong paintings by experimenting with collage and mixed media. By nature, using cut or torn paper as a medium, releases you from the control you may have when painting. We’ll create simple collages, using images or paintings (either ours or one we admire) as a reference. Then we will paint a new painting using the collages as a reference.  All mediums welcome. All levels. Limit 12. Collage materials provided. 

Jane's Garden collage.jpg

I did this quick experiment yesterday,
using the image below as a reference.
(A Procreate sketch over a photo)

I PadJane's garden.jpg

I’ll now use the collage as a reference to do a
mostly non-representational painting of the subject.
My goal is to find ways to use reality for the initial inspiration,
then allow the process to take over;
getting lost in the moment and materials.
Magic can happen when when that happens.