Mid-workshop report...

I'm in Magnolia, Texas with a fun bunch of artists who are working on their portraiture skills. I painted a demonstration portrait of our host, Suzanne Canter and pieced a bit of those 43 minutes into less than 4 and a half for a little video, but the internet speed is preventing uploading it. Maybe later. Today we're going to have a "paint-along" and will all work from the same photo reference so they can follow my lead.

Today is my mom's 80th birthday. I wish I could be in Idaho with her and with my dad today to celebrate. I'm even away from my webcam so I can't see her and will have to make do with the phone, and maybe a little message here: Happy Birthday, Mom!

9 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Looking forward to the portrait. I know for sure you are all having fun!

Be sure and pass along best wishes to your Mom from Gene and I.

Dianne Mize said...

Magnolia, Texas. Not that's got a nice southern right to it. Glad the workshops going so well. Happy Birthday Susan's Mom!

Professor J said...

Happy Birthday Billie Sue!

Ann Reyes said...

I wish your Mom a very Happy Birthday!!!

Mary Spires said...

I think your students will love the paint along.....I've been teaching watercolors step by step for 20 years......most people tend to be visual learners....once they see you do it....they understand the process to create a painiting.

Susan Carlin said...

Thank you Jo, Dianne, Karen, Ann and Mary! Got to talk with Mom yesterday and relay your Birthday Wishes. She says thanks!
Mary, the paint-along went pretty well, I think. It did seem to reinforce what we'd done the day before and helped them to see each others' efforts, too.

Dianne Mize said...

I wish we could edit these things. That word "not" in my little post was suppose to be "now". I should better train my typist.

A Painting A Day by Diana Marshall said...

You look just like your Mom, I'm sure you've heard that before! Happy Birthday to her too.
It sounds like you and your students are having a great time, I'm sure they will learn loads and have fun doing it too.

Melanie said...

Your folks live in Idaho??? Are you from Idaho?