Is anyone tired of seeing this photo of the turquoise door?? Because this is probably the 5th time I've posted it, in one place or another. But it symbolizes so much! Beyond this door is the artist studio of La Bonne Etoile in France, where we spent blissful hours learning the amazing pastel painting methods taught by the great Margaret Dyer!
Our beautiful model sat for us for several days and we usually painted one pose in the morning and one in the afternoon. For me that meant working much faster than I was used to and so my paintings didn't feel very accomplished or complete. In the beginning this was so frustrating, but then I began to realize that I was there to learn the process, not to turn out polished paintings.
It was so exciting to see the beautiful work appear day after day. We had some really amazing artists in our group.
Jane hard at work. She created some beautiful paintings while we were there.
Here's one of mine. Eek! I must be nuts to post this following Margaret's.
Love this! Four artists in a row, painting with focus!
Check out all the hung paintings. That's just one wire ... there were several.
One more of mine, painted on the last day in the studio.
Next up: our Vernissage, which was the party where all of our work was displayed and friends and neighbors came to see! Stay tuned ........