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