Sunday, November 13, 2011

Following Green

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So I survived the 6 mile race, (whew!) and am here to report (will post about the run tomorrow). My class in Sedona last week went swimmingly. Ok, aside from the force fed wine and dessert. The first day we woke up to snow. This was the view from my hotel balcony:

The snow eventually changed to hail, and everything melted by the end of the day ... except for way up high in the mountains. It was a good day to be inside painting.

I always seem to forget something when I travel, and this time I forgot my camera. So I had to settle for iphone pics. Above are my kids slaving away. And below are some of the paintings produced, including 4 of my demos (sold), one row up from the bottom.

We took a group photo, but it was with a better camera than mine and is being emailed to me - will post later. So I'll end with a very serious question: how many artists does it take to change a lightbulb? My kids and I were brainstorming an answer. Please tell me your ideas and I'll post some good ones tomorrow, including our favorite from last week!


silentwitness said...

What a beautiful array of paintings! Looks like lots of fun and deligent work. Congratulations everyone for great results!

robertsloan2art said...

One, as long as she knows what she's doing and decides on a good abstract shape, an interesting color harmony and a good layout. A good artist can change anything even in a life painting and make it read true.

robertsloan2art said...

As for your iPhone photos, they look good! I just got my iPhone 4 and it's better than my previous digital camera. I'm having loads of fun with it, the HDR is exciting and gives me much better reference photos.

I can see into the shadows! I can tell if the sky was blue or pink now even if there's bright sunlight. It's a big kick.

Love that photo of the paintings from your workshop, yours and your students. Those sienna studies look so gorgeous and rich. Nothing like a warm monochrome for depth and power!

Not surprising all your demos sold, they're beautiful.

School Resources said...

Lovely painting and awesome picture.

Carol Schiff Daily Painting said...

It is impossible for an artist to change a lightbulb. First they would do a set up in natural light, paint it, crop it, frame it, critique it, turn it to the wall and walk away in disgust to find a glass of wine.

Randy Saffle said...

"How many artists does it take to change a lightbulb?"

Two. One to change it and another to tell them "Your Done, stop."

FasiArts said...

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and also ...

How many visitors to an art gallery does it take to change a light bulb?
Two. One to do it and one to say "Huh! My four-year old could've done that!"

How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?
Two. One to hold the giraffe and the other to fill the bathtub with brightly colored machine tools.

How many modern artists does it take to change a light bulb?
Four. One to throw bulbs against the wall, one to pile hundreds of them in a heap and spray-paint it orange, one to glue light bulbs to a cocker spaniel, and one to put a bulb in the socket and fill the room with light while all the critics and buyers are watching the fellow smashing the bulbs against the wall, the fellow with the spray-gun, and the cocker spaniel.

And on a side note .....

How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb?

A1: None. It's a hardware problem.
A2: Two. One always leaves in the middle of the project.

Karen Boe said...

It takes one artist to change the bulb, and a commutity of them to guard the lightswitch from the critic.

Lee Smith said...

Q: How many artists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Three. One to get the lightbulb, and two to tell him that it's perfect and he should not change a thing, even though it's still in the box.

Theresa Taylor Bayer said...

Love your work & that of your kids!
Q. How many light bulbs does it take to change an artist?
A. Training and practice change an artist.