Italian Arch 8x8 Oil
One year ago this week, I was in a very informative oil painting class in Atlanta conducted by two very talented artists, Dreama Tolle Perry and Leslie Saeta. Be sure and check out the websites for both these artists. Dreama uses bright sunny colors and a "loose" technique and Leslie paints totally with a palette or painting knife. It was a great experience, learning new techniques and meeting many very talented artist. I spent a week totally immersed in painting. The above Italian arch was one of the paintings we completed. Since I'm a rather detailed painter, it was fun and helpful to loosen up and put down patches of color with very little blending. I love the clothes hanging over that beautiful arch--so different from scenes here in the U.S.
In my next post, I will post one of the palette knife paintings I did from Leslie's class.
Happy Valentine's Day!