Two friends went with me and I dropped my painting and another friend's painting, and then, since we were a bit early, we went into the demo room and helped Kathleen put up a few of her paintings on easels. She needed that help - she had a broken foot (!) and was able to stand, but needed the aid of a walker which she used like a scooter (!) to get around.
Her demo was straighforward, well thought out and explained clearly. I'm sure her workshop was very worthwhile, interesting and entertaining - she had a few fun stories she shared with us, and I'll bet she shared more during her workshop!
Kathleen told us that she has very few old, bad paintings any more since she has begun using this technique. Now she has to borrow them from her artist friends!
Here are some photos of her delightful presentation.
|Loosening paint on an old painting|
|Adding scribbles from a Caran d'Ache crayon|
|Adding her "secret formula" . . .|
|. . . and spreading it around . . .|
|. . . scraping around for texture|
|Another old painting on which she had begun painting - note her value study lower right corner|
|Adding interest with small areas of paint|
|At the end of the demo Kathleen held up the painting she had been working on and one that was near |
completion - that she had done using the same value study - so that we could compare them.