Complements of the Season to one and all. Rather late than never!
At the end of last year, 12 Dec, I attended a wonderful workshop held by Di. All my followers know Di, her brilliant writing and her creative work very well. I went for two reasons really, not just because I like her work, although that helped! The main reason was to get better acquainted with acrylics as I have a problem with turps and am now starting to have a problem with Artists Spirits. The other reason was that I wanted to free up, or at least try to.
Di is so creative and wonderfully inspiring. She makes it look just so easy! but it is not! The day disappeared so fast. It always does when you are having fun. I could have continued for longer and only realized when driving home just how exhausted I was. Everyday life got in the way of painting over the Christmas break but early January I took out my attempts at freeing up and studied what I had achieved. The floral one was not great although I did try to get it looking a bit better. I may go back to it again and play some more, but the landscape one showed some promise. It was not as abstract as many of the other works done that day, but also not my usual style. I had some fun adding bits here and there and here is the result! I will probably go back and play some more when the inclination arises.
Di, thank you for a wonderful workshop. I found it very informative and inspiring. It is obvious though that you have delved very deeply into the nuts and bolts of the path you have chosen and it is a long path. I think that every one of us artists needs to just have fun and be free from time to time. I wanted to put a pic I took of Di and her painting but for the life of me I can't find it!!! When I do I will add it!