The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Monday, February 14, 2011

Back From a Workshop

I took the most amazing workshop this past week in Atlanta. It was a two-fer, from Dreama Tolle Perry and Leslie Saeta.  Here is some of the work I did there.  Wonderful teachers, and wonderful fellow students!
Day 1 after Dreama's demo:

At the time, I didn't like the color of the walls, so when I had some time to kill before dinner, I did another version of it, this time with the palette knife. It's funny, though. Now that I see them online, I think I like the first one better in most regards.
Day 2 was Leslie and painting with palette knives (which you know I love!).  Leslie is as famous for her boats as Dreama is for her lovely flowers and village scenes.
Day 3 was a lot of fun, with some art business talks, and a neat musical easel exercise. Then we finished up the day with a painting of our choosing. I was already comfortable with a palette knife so thought I'd take advantage of Dreama's being there to work on color.

Really a fantastic experience, and some wonderful people. Oh, and the food!  My goodness, I had to go for a long run on Sunday just to make up for the salmon, and lasagna, and brownies, and donuts. If you have a chance to attend one of these workshops, take advantage of it!  Here are some links:
Leslie Saeta
Dreama Tolle Perry


  1. Was this really your first workshop? You did such nice paintings, I really enjoyed that you positioned yourself outside the kitchen area so I'd get to see what you were working on all the time! I like BOTH your 'door' paintings - they're so different, they have different moods. Is one better? I don't know - just different!

  2. Hi Kelley. Yep, it really was my first workshop, and I loved it. Can't wait for another one! It was great meeting you. ;-)