Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wimiberly Workshop with Colorado Artist Karen Bonnie

We were greeted by a couple of donkeys as we were driving to our second location to paint. Belinda and Karen had to stop and visit with them.
Jerry and Chelsea Miller were taking a break, visiting with Karen...watching us paint. It was a good painting experience. I need to post some of my paintings from the workshop. En plein air....painting outside is challenging if you are use to painting in a studio. It was a great time, learned alot and made new art friends! This baby was very good - she was resting under the shade tree. I loved her deep rich color on her coat.
This handsome guy is going to be on a canvas soon. He was very spunky. This is just one of many longhorns and bulls.... at Jerry Miller's ranch. It hard trying to paint them...they moved around, never stood still. I want to capture the movement and strength these bovines have.
Karen Bonnie was giving us instructions on the bone structure of a horse. This horse was a great model for us. We were fighting the heat, bugs and wind...painting outside in the elements takes some talent! We all learned alot about the anatomy of the horse. It was very cool when Karen pulled out her skulls...lots of sketching before painting.
I can't wait to start a series of longhorns and horses...Thanks for viewing this blog. Have an artful day!

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