Sunday, February 27, 2011

Snow Days and Decision Making

I have been working slow and steady on the grisaille. I finally got finished with a very tricky part. I am trying to decide whether or not to just finish the grisaille and move on or to continue into color as I had originally planned. I really want to get to some small color studies done as I feel I really need the exercises. I guess I can make that decision when I finish the grisaille but the decision will also determine the amount of information I put into it.
I have been following the progress of my former school, Ashland Academy of Art (now Atelier Maui) through my former classmates who continued on to Maui on Facebook. Now Atelier Maui has a blog and you can find it here, I will also put it in my art links. It is just getting started but it is a wonderful look at what goes on inside this kind of a art school.
Reading it not only makes me miss my school friends but also the first class instruction. I have been a bit frustrated lately working on my own. I decided that I needed something of a carrot to work through the challenges so I signed up for a wonderful workshop to go to this summer. I am going to leave you all with a teaser on this as I am still awaiting confirmation and everything but if all goes well, it will be a grand reward for working hard. Hopefully I will have more information and will fill you in by next week.
Finally, it has been a rather wild weather week for our area. Here are a couple of pictures that pretty much tell the story:
And of course this one may look familiar to some with a tiny difference:
We woke up earlier this week to 2" of snow on the ground which is not typical by the ocean even here. After a couple of record breaking, very cold days we finally got our usual winter weather back today. Rain and lots of wind. Needless to say I, like so many people, am ready for spring.
Next week should bring news, and a few changes.
-Renee

6 comments:

evelynoldroyd said...

You must miss the school and what a wonderful setting it now has! Especially so when winter is so slow finishing this year.

dana said...

It's hard to go it alone, Renee. I continue to admire your focus and I know you will be able to progress on your own. I am so enjoying your blog.

Renee said...

Thanks Evelyn and Dana I do indeed miss school and I miss the instruction the most.
Dana! It has been a while! I will have to send a catch up e-mail when I have the chance. Back to the studio for me.

Sandy Byers said...

Your work is wonderful Renee; I'm so glad to have found your blog!

Renee said...

Welcome Sandy! And thank you.

Theresa said...

Renee, So glad to hear you've planned a grand reward for all your hard work. The beach shots with snow are great. Love the driftwood piece in the foreground of the first shot. It almost looks painted on there but I know it's not! Wild weather down here too. Stay warm and dry and motivated, the end of winter can seem to drag forever.

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