Teaching an Old Dog.

This past July I gave a painting workshop to a group of forty plus 10-12 year old local school kids. They were motivated, across the board wonderful, there to paint and it was great. I may do it again but I see that I am a painter and take my hat off to good teachers. 

More recently I began a brief, intensive workshop with a local painter. Putting aside decision making while someone offers ideas, helping to look at things fresh. In a brief experience like this, my goal is to stay in the moment and absorb all. 

Painting is usually a solitary act, something done alone in the studio. This workshop opportunity and my desire to interact with others creatively, coincided. Someone who for most of their life questioned their abilities reaches a point where they trust what they know and want more...my universe is expanding. 

 

 

Of the three works below the bottom painting titled Diptych was made in the workshop, 'Madoo Paints' taught by Eric Dever. The top two abstracts were made in the studio. 

MP, Explorations, 2016, oil on canvas, 14"X11"

MP, Explorations, 2016, oil on canvas, 14"X11"

MP, Abstract Landscape, Feb, 2016, gouache on paper, 7"x10" 

MP, Abstract Landscape, Feb, 2016, gouache on paper, 7"x10" 

MP, Diptych, 10/22/16, Madoo Paints workshop, acrylic on canvas, (2) 14"X11" 

MP, Diptych, 10/22/16, Madoo Paints workshop, acrylic on canvas, (2) 14"X11"