I don’t think people realize what goes into making a presentation, unless they have done it. A couple of weeks were spent in getting 3 paintings ready to demo, in addition to some info to pass out, and something to work on for the w/s following the program. And, not to mention having to load it all into the car, from the car to the building and all back again in unbearably hot and humid weather! Thank goodness my casein paintings are lightweight and portable! And thank goodness there were kind people there who volunteered to help - namely Les, Jean, Ritzi, Rhonda, Sally, Jo and Jane!
And then there is always the concern – a la Sally Field – “will they like me, really like me?”
I had started two paintings to work on and brought one to start so I could show the group how I typically (not "always"!) begin my paintings, whether working in w/c, fluid acrylic or casein. Rhonda was kind enough to snap a few photos with my camera, so here are some photos of yours truly hard at work! (Unfortunately she seems to have left off the "Raquel Welch" filter and therefore I'm not really sure who that gray haired older woman is in the photos).
First up was the beginning of a bromeliad which I had drawn out. I wet the board and applied water and paint for my start.
For a few photos of the w/s after the program, go to Rhonda's blog, her August 5th post!