Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 2 Carol Marine Workshop

For some reason my blog posts didn't post when I was at the workshop so here's one from day 2.

Even though it's only the second day of the workshop i feel like I've learned more in two days than in two years.....Carol uses a limited palette and I've been using only the same colors and I have found that her methods and palette make for much cleaner paintings and simpler decisions when painting.....after the 5th ten minute challenge today, I had my "ah ha" moment.....and finally saw what she was trying to teach us.....An added bonus is the great group of women and 2 men in our group, I've made some lifelong friends already...Lauri,Pamalonngabingbong, Trish the Dish, and Calamity Jane to name a few......

The above is from the 10 minute challenge she had us do....we did 5 in all of the same object and this one is my 5th and my best. I have to admit I was frustrated with the first 3 and didn't feel like I was making progress, but by the 4th and 5th time I was a believer.


  1. Very good for a ten minute painting, but you should post a photo of the whole canvas. I'd like to see the first four attempts and how you grew over that hour of painting.

    As for Carol, I'm thinking of taking a workshop from her. I think she has an opening sometime in 2018. ;)

  2. Love the vibrant color, and the shade of yellow used for the background.

    I also like the 10 minute challenges!

  3. I would love to be able to take a workshop from Carol, you are so lucky :) I love your art Kristen :)