On the last day were on North Captiva, Patrice arranged for Marie Dyer to teach a class on furniture painting. There were 4 of us, plus Marie. Marie was a fantastic teach, and a lot of fun….
The start of Patrice’s high chair project…..
And I painted a small piece, for ease of transport, but it still took me alllll day! A framed mirror:
Detail photo…can you see the birds????
I learned how to mix colors….at first I was quite stumped on how to get the color of sand from red, yellow and blue…and white. But by applying the lessons of the color wheel I became more comfortable with mixing colors. I also learned to appreciate the difference between drawing and painting. My first attempt at the fish were from a drawing point of view. I learned what it means to “be painterly”. Also, Marie taught me about shading with paint, connecting lights and darks…light and shadow.
Such fun, and I was happily surprised with my whimsical creation.
And afterwards, of course, we had to have a little refreshment and lots of laughs to celebrate our accomplishments….