Midwest Art & Lettering Retreat – days 1 & 2

I’ve been privileged to attend the Midwest Art and Lettering Retreat on the beautiful campus of Carleton College for a 4-day painting workshop with Diane Culhane.  It’s so much fun to be with other creatives and immerse my mind and hands in PAINT!

Here is my negative painting exercise, done on 12×12 inch masonite panel.

 

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Background created with warm colors and some loose Mark-making

 

And the final piece.

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Negative painting with diox purple and a dark blue.

We also started some small paintings on gessoed watercolor paper.

 

6×8 inches on prepared watercolor paper.

We started 12×12 inch “tree” paintings, as well.

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12×12 inch tree painting, in progress

 

Thanks for reading.  I hope to have exciting progress to report over the next two days.

Many blessings,

Melanie