Monday, May 16, 2011
Janette Jones' workshop
Lilacs & Lemons
20x16 oil on linen mounted board
Thanks to a couple of friends, [Dominique Eichi being one of them] I was fortunate enough to attend a painting work-shop last month. I learned more than I expected. I am still trying to practice what I learned [one particular lesson is to keep the paint more transparent and I don't have to glop one gobs all the time]. Janette Jones is a wonderful artist and a terrific instructor. What a treat to have other renowned artists in the class learning her techniques right beside us.
Shona Macomber dazzled us with her watercolor techniques on the day's lessons. You can check out her beautiful work HERE. Then there was Elizabeth (Libby) Tolley. Libby is a renown plein air painter and Janette Jones even had her book as a reference guide. I highly recommend it. Her book "Oil Painter's Solution Book" is currently sold out at Amazon.com but you can buy it directly from her HERE.Lastly, I have to say the grounds in which the class was held were a little bit of heaven on earth. Milifiori in Douglas Flats is a place I'd like to return to one day but right now I need to put my lessons into practice!