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!

12 comments:

Darlene Twitchell said...

That's beautiful Sheila! It sounds like a fun time!

martinealison said...

Je vous félicite pour cette belle composition et un grand merci pour ce partage...
Un travail magnifique avec des nuances de couleurs sublimes...
Gros bisous

mysticalmythicalmetalwork said...

Wow Shelia! This is awesome. Absolutely love it!

~ Kathleen Krucoff

Art By Erika said...

Love it! You might have to take me with you when you go again :)

Manon Doyle said...

Lovely work, Sheila!! I would of loved to do that!!

Julie Hill said...

Sheila...sounds like a wonderful time...and a great painting to show for it.

Anthony Duce said...

Wonderful painting, especially with the changing light experienced painting outside.

AutumnLeaves said...

Sheila, this is stunning! So glad you were able to attend and wish I could have been there too!

Jane Hunt said...

Just noticed a new thumbnail from you - SO happy you're back :)
Love this piece - that sounds like a blast!

Jo Castillo said...

Sheila, happy to find a post and so beautiful! I love lilacs and that looks wonderful. Sound like you learned a lot and have homework now!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Love your painting. Its bright and fun ... and your workshop sounds awesome.

suzanneberry said...

Sounds like an amazing time, your work reflects that! Beautiful Sheila!