Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jeff Watts Workshop, Final Day

I am so thankful to have been able to take this workshop with Jeff Watts. He has long been quite an inspiration to me because of his tremendous talent and his passion for art. People with such passion change everyone and everything they touch. What a bright and shining star!

The final day of the workshop was dedicated to studying and copying a master's painting. Jeff brought several artists from which to choose. I chose this one by Nicolai Fechin.

Monday, February 25, 2013

More from Workshop with Jeffrey Watts

Below are a couple of paintings I did in Jeff's workshop. We had models for each of the days except Friday, which was the day we studied and copied a master's painting. More on Friday's class in my next post.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Workshop with Jeffrey Watts

Jeff Watts is one of the most energetic, passionate and dedicated artists I have ever met. He is also one of the most generous and giving. He has several DVDs out and each one is worth every penny and more!  Jeff's DVDs 
Below are a few photos from the workshop he taught at the Scottsdale Artists School in January. 
Jeff and a block-in of a gesture demo

 Demo from a photo.

The completed demo, which is even more beautiful than this photo depicts.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Day in Sedona

I recently traveled to Scottsdale, AZ with friend, Donna Bland, for a workshop with Jeffrey Watts. But first, a side trip to the beautiful red rocks of Sedona.
I love everything about stone memorials and this one, on top of the Airport Vortex, is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. It is a work of art in itself. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tubac, Tombstone and Bisbee, Arizona

My sister, Joye Peterson, and I bid a fond farewell to Tubac and headed to Tombstone. One of the shopkeepers in Tombstone suggested we also see Bisbee and recommended eating at Cafe Cornucopia. We both loved Bisbee so much, we wanted to move there. Well, we can wish, can't we?
 Here I am saying adios to "Fernando".
 This portrait is of one of the guys involved in the reenactment of the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral. I was so happy to get his photo that I forgot to get both his real name and the name of the part he portrayed. 
On to charming and artsy Bisbee and Cafe Cornucopia.
And then goodbye to beautiful, beautiful Tuscon.
Thanks, Joye, for everything!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

AWA 15th Annual Juried Competition Update

Previously I shared the news of my acceptance in the American Women Artist's (AWA) 15th Annual Juried Competition. Below are some photos from the this wonderful event.

 Artist's Reception at the K. Newby Gallery in Tubac, AZ
 Me and My Entry "Tradition"
One of the beautiful displays in the Sculpture Garden at the K. Newby Gallery