l s

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Confident Color workshop in Santa Fe


Express your unique color personality in your artwork. Master organizing principles to use color with confidence and develop your own color style. You’ll never mix mud again when you understand split-primary color mixing. Working with color harmonies and contrasts enhances your use of limited palettes. Understanding color schemes provides you with unlimited possibilities for using an expanded palette, including modern colors, to create mood, energy and color vibration in your art.

Artists in all mediums may benefit from this workshop, which covers a brief review of color fundamentals, followed by numerous color-mixing and painting activities at all skill levels. Each day begins with a brief demo and lecture and ends with a helpful group critique. Artists receive individual attention throughout each day and may bring one or two pieces of artwork for private critique during the week.

Labels: , ,

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Cathy Jeffers, Master Quilter

Cathy has had this quilt accepted into Quilt National now showing in Athens, Ohio at The Dairy Barn. Only 79 were selected from more than 1000 international submissions for the show. She's quite an artist with fabric. I love the picture--"The Artist and the Mermaid" 72"W x 87"H. Cotton, commercial and hand dyed fabrics, synthetics, mesh, wire, floral mesh, hand and machine pieced and machine quilted.
The closeup is the artist's face. Here are some of Cathy's comments on the piece:
Inspired by famous painting of artist and mermaids- also inspired by Van Gogh's bedroom painting where everything is out of perspective.The artist has never been able to capture the mermaid's beauty. (He is having an absinthe cocktail.) She has a sour face annoyed that she has been asked to continue to pose. She is likely to slip away. The shape of the quilt is irregular, and by a happy accident looks like the state of Ohio. So maybe the mermaid lives in the Ohio River??? It was fun... took many months and was done in sections. Comments have been- Where are her breast? It's my favorite! to "Oh- Mermaids are in!" I was trying to go for the most unlikely couple. Art like life brings individual's odd qualities together... and sometimes... they need to go their separate ways."

Labels: , ,

Monday, June 01, 2009

Facebook problems

Has anyone ever been blocked by Facebook? I'm finding it nearly impossible to get to my pages, if at all. Occasionally I can get on from an email link for a friend request, but I can't go anywhere else after that and have to shut down. I've tried to log on and it won't let me in. I would really appreciate any help or information. Is there a tech support for Facebook somewhere? Help!