Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pendleton Color Boot Camp

Elin Pendleton

Elin Pendleton is a ball of energy. She hits the ground running the very first day of the workshop or Boot Camp as she calls it. And we quickly learned why she uses that term. She has a lot of information to give in just 5 short days. She encourages FUN but keeps everyone on task and working.

Her Color Boot Camp centers on warm and cool colors---where to put them (in light or shadow) and at what time of day or under what atmospheric conditions (mist, early morning, afternoon, evening, night, backlight).

Since I have painted the landscape for years I thought I had this pretty well figured out. I soon learned ----there is much more to learn!

My Mist painting (left) was a challenge but successful. To my pleasent surprise Elin posted it on her blog. Go to Daily Paintings at

Needless to say, I am sold on her approach to handling color.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pendleton Workshop

I returned home from the Winter Park Paint Out with just enough time to unpack and then repack all my painting gear for the Elin Pendleton Color Boot Camp in Wiersdale, Fl.

The days have been packed with information...lectures and demos by Elin and each of us creating paintings under her direction. My mind is realing from it all and we have two more days to go!

I will post photos after the workshop. Now I am off again!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Winter Park Paint Out

Polasek Sculpture Gardens

Wow! What a great week.

The Winter Park Paint Out held at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens was top notch. The artists every need was anticipated by the show committee---continental breakfast each morning at the museum, snacks and water throughout the day, a wonderful heavy hors'oeuvre reception, pot-luck-dinner and Gala Opening Reception.

Artists taking a break

Hal Stringer and his committee deserve a well earned THANK YOU. Their hard work was rewarded with good attendance and sales. And of course, happy painters.

"Sisters" Oil 20"x10"
My painting on the front lawn of the Museum

The art will be on exhibit through May 17. Do yourself a favor and drop by the museum to see the fabulous gardens sprinkled with wonderful sculptures, tour the Polasek homestead and most importantly see the paintings produced this past week by some of the best plein air artists found in the state of Florida

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
633 Osceola Avenue
Winter Park, Fl 32789