Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Painting Demo

Last night I went to New Braunfels and did a painting demonstration for the New Braunfels Art League. I have never done one before. I am pretty proud of myself today! I think it went well and I was reasonably relaxed. They talked and asked questions and I described my working methods some while I painted for about an hour.
I had a harrowing drive down there through rush hour traffic in Austin. But once out of town, the highway cleared and I made it on time. (just)
I have to say, I think New Braunfels is one of the nicest small towns in Texas. They have a thriving downtown area, a large art community, nice landscape, and really warm, welcoming people.

As for my demo, I chose to paint something that I have done before. I actually took a large version of this which is finished and going to my show in July. I thought it might be nice to show the final product while I developed the new painting.


11x14 oil on mounted linen

I worked for about an hour so its still quite loose. I massed everything in and then just began to refine areas. I'll probably put another hour into this to complete it. I will post it again then.

Thank you to Gaye Sekula who so gently pressured me to trying this and to the NBAL for your interest and attention and a warm welcome!

6 comments:

J A Baker said...

You did a great job last night! and the painting is wonderful. I can't wait to see the final version.

Linda said...

I would have enjoyed seeing you paint. I admire your work. I can't imagine doing a demo. By looking at your demo, it seems you are a natural. Hope you will post it when completed.

Angel-Star said...

love the tones and shades of red...

mike rooney studios said...

i knew if you could paint wedding parties on-site that you'd have no problem doing a demo to a well behaved crowd LOL
congrats! demo looks like it'll make a really nice painting!

Marian Fortunati said...

Wow... Very impressive.

I'm always amazed at the demonstrators who can paint and talk too. I wouldn't be able to.

Brava!!!

LeAnn Whitacre said...

This is amazing, to talk and paint at the same time - and this is a great painting as it is.. I look forward to seeing the finished product!

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