Workshop students, with me on the far left.
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Time sure gets away when one is living a creative life. Days become thought and feeling journeys of paint, music, dance, drama, sculpture, drawing, writing - whatever pulls a creative soul into its expressive home. Filled with challenges and delights of discovery, an artist or artistic person is almost always better for the time spent, even if nothing was "accomplished" on the outside, it most likely was on the inside.
During the middle of November I spent three days teaching a workshop in Yuma, Arizona in palette knife painting with oils through Mountain Shadows Art Association. With a full class of fifteen great students, many already accomplished artists, we took a journey in technique, composition, and spirit toward new means of expression, greater works, and just plain fun. Everyone worked in their own style, on their own subject choices and focused in new ways on composition and discovering personal tendancies. For many it was the first time using a palette knife, and I am always intrigued and delighted by students' unique vision and approach.
Time got away on its creative wings and at the end of the workshop, we were better for the time spent together. New art, new ideas, new ways, new friends. Oh, the wonderful power of art!