Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday at the Academy

Just wanted to say a few things including some pictures of our day in the studio today - the gist of the workshop is for me to share my steps, from taking photos to looking at them on my computer to choosing one to paint then carrying through the process. The students are urged to use their laptops to paint from - Vince Fazio, the director of the Sedona Arts Center, is in the class every day, helping those who would rather paint from a printed out photo - not to mention helping with a thousand other things that makes my job more dedicated to painting and coaching. I couldn't have done it without him. This is Vince, who joined in on painting as well.




Another point I'd like to underline is I am thrilled to have been able to schedule this week in New York, as well as another in November in Hilton Head Island and New York again next May. That is it. I appreciate those who ask when I'm coming to their neck-of-the-woods, but I know my limits. I'm a painter first and perhaps down the road, I'll take on more of the workshops - but those you see listed on the right column are it.

Now for some glimpses of our day, which was extremely rewarding for me.














8 comments:

Miuxa said...

I've been following your work through the internet. I love your paintings. I started 'painting' in 2006, just as an hobby, and it's not easy for me painting the human figure. I realy never felt up to it. But you make it look simple and natural.

AutumnLeaves said...

I could just sit in here and soak up the ambience and learn by watching!

Andy Mathis said...

Hi Karin-
It's been fun watching your workshop this week. Thanks to you and the participants for sharing.

Amy Stewart said...

I had a wonderful time in the class. I think everybody really learned a lot. Thanks so much, Karin!

IVYALLOVER said...

Karin...Karin...WOW! I am at a loss for words! I just got home from your workshop, happy to get back onto the internet - jeez its like part of life stops when you don't have easy access to the internet (my girlfriend didn't have internet access in the city - boo) Anyway... KARIN you have changed my life! I l-o-v-e you and your teaching style. It has been amazing spending the week with you Thank you for teaching me to be "free" with my art and for all your amazing tips! You are wonderful Till soon ;-)

Marian Fortunati said...

Wow... lucky people who get to take your class..

Maybe some day....

Rosemary said...

Thank you for sharing! Love the photos and paintings. Wish I could have been there for this wonderful workshop!

nancy spielman said...

Hi Karen,
Hope you have a safe trip home! I was sorry to miss the last class yesterday, but I had a great time photographing the city from 7 to 10:00 AM Friday morning then I had to return to sunny S Florida : ) I think you need to raise a stink at your Wall-mart! Pizza pan was still $3.99 here today!
Take Care and it was one of the most inspirational weeks I have had in a long long time!
Sincerely,
Nancy