Artfest day3 :: Mary Beth Shaw Workshop

My last workshop was with Mary Beth Shaw.  I’m surprised I made it through this class with the very small amount of sleep I had had at this point. Lucky for me, making art has a way of waking me up and getting my heart pumping.

Mary Beth is really great. She is fun, energetic and enthusiastically happy! Her class was called “Extra Terrestrial Texture“. I learned so much about abstracts and limited palette painting, two things I usually avoid. But everything she said to do worked great for me.

I had a great time with adding texture (noodles, paper, cardboard and wood icing with stencils).  The first thing I did when I came home was order some wood icing. It came in the mail yesterday and I’ve already incorporated many of these texture techniques into a new painting (you can see a peek of it here).

Here are my finished pieces. I’d like to add a little encaustic wax to “Still” and I want to work more with the first one- I didn’t have time to completely finish it.

 

A really great time was had.  I still have loads more to share about artfest, so I hope you are not too sick of it yet 😉

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8 Responses to Artfest day3 :: Mary Beth Shaw Workshop

  1. kristin says:

    no. not tired of it at all. totally inspired actually. i love watching you grow through each process.

  2. Please do show us more. I am living vicariously through you, lol. Thanks for sharing!

  3. elsa says:

    Love the paintings, especially the first with the bubbly clouds.

  4. Liberty says:

    hi, I’m not sure if I’ve ever commented on your blog but I’ve been following it via RSS for a long time and wanted to let you know that not only am I not bored of the Artfest posts, I’m loving them and eager for more!
    This one in particular grabbed me because I have a passion for texture in paintings. I really love all of the pieces you’ve shown and my favourite is the far right (come home).

  5. April Cole says:

    Oh yes!!
    Texture is see… mixed-media at its’s finest. :]
    Thank you for sharing, this is all so inspiring, love it!!

  6. kt says:

    hey regina,
    i was really inspired by your paintings they made me want to jump out of my comfort zone and start adding some textures like you did. also michelle asked me if you know yet if (and when) you can meet us up in portland this may my email is katyvkeuter at gmail.com. happy friday:)
    kt

  7. Loving the artfest posts! Love that you had so much fun too!!!

  8. Tammy McGee says:

    Love the paintings you did. so beautiful. Wish i could have taken 20 classes this last artfest! xoxo hope you are having a super day!

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