What I found very refreshing about the Paul Jackson 5-day workshop is that he tailor's each workshop to not only what is inspiring him but what he believes the workshop participants will enjoy. Sometimes a more experienced artist might not want to paint the same photo as the instructor and everyone else in the workshop but I found this time around it is important for the artist as well as the instructor to see if you are getting the results of his technique. The second image we were asked to create our own "story" and change or add our own images which was really using our creative juices and testing our knowledge from the first painting.
I do love to paint glass and so this was exciting to see how the layers of color come through with a brilliance and translucent glow of its surroundings. I thought initially it was the mixing of the colors but learned right away that wasn't how he achieves the glow.
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see. What else would you like to see here?.
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