In preparation for Karin Jurick's workshop in NYC at the end of this month,
I experimented with some new materials today.
This is going to be a big stretch for me,
as I'll be using a totally different approach to painting.
-I use raymar linen covered boards toned in a middle grey
She uses gessoboards, toned in black.
-I use large hog hair flats with long handles.
She uses small soft, flat brushes with short handles.
-I use a very limited palette.
She uses over 60 colors on a 16” pizza pan!
-I stand up at an easel when I paint.
She sits and uses a table easel.
So before I attempt to paint like that for a week,
I thought I'd try out a few new things at time.
I added a few new colors and used small synthetic flats
I used a gesso board, but I stuck with the medium grey tone
I found it hard not to get too fussy with those small brushes.
And the gesso board has no tooth so I was sliding all over the place!
I can't wait!
I feel so blessed to be able to experience this!
Going to try a black tone and lots of new colors next!
I figure, a workshop is only as good as what you allow yourself
to do differently.