Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hay Bales


Hay Bales, 9 x 12

And the color version.....I think doing this pushed my value contrast further in the end that if I hadn't done the study.

And my apologies that it's taken me a bit to report back on the Weekend with the Masters. I've been busy doing some technological housekeeping before I begin posting with Daily Painters Originals, and like any housekeeping, it takes time!!! But back to the Masters...

It was such fun to immerse myself in the art world for five days! I'm such a newcomer to all of it; no background in art--been painting for close to four years.....so it was such an education simply being with so many artists, the conversation, the panel discussions, the chance to meet so many artists I admire, and the opportunity to study with such fine teachers and alongside artists of every level. I felt like a child in a candy store! I took workshops with Frank Serrano, Camille Przewodeck, and Daniel Pinkham, not to mention the demo with Scott Christensen, and the many lectures I had the pleasure of attending.

So as of Friday I'll have work posted with DPO (if I've done my technological homework correctly). Visit the site. It's a great group and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

-julie davis

9 comments:

Denise R said...

Hey Julie! So excited you are going to be a part of DPO! I visit there regularly and there is great talent there!

Also, I am soooooo envious of your experience at the Masters weekend! I just bought Frank Serrano's DVD and loved it! I know you got a lot of of the whole thing and I hope I will be able to attend one of those someday.

Also, love the value studies and the haybales especially! I have a "thing" for haybale paintings! You need to look at a Tennessee artist named Kevin Menck. He has done a lot of haybale paintings in the past and his work is really great!

Susan E. Roden said...

Sounds as if the Masters was extremely exciting Julie.
And welcome to Daily Painters!

Linda Popple said...

You are a great addition to DPO. I visit often and it certainly is a talented group.

I like Hay Bales. It looks like a bright, sunny day.

Carmen Beecher said...

This is so beautiful, and I like seeing the value study too. Welcome to DPO!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love the composition of this piece. Something about hay bales that is so beautiful. Especially right after they are bound. Beautiful painting.

Randi's Oils said...

Hi Julie - I really like the seeing the value study too - I was wondering do you, do seperate painting - or paint on top of the value study? - your work just keeps getting better and better - I cant wait to see how you incorporate what you learned on your masters trip

Kathy Weber said...

Lovely painting! And welcome to DPO.

mary maxam said...

seeing the value study is really nice and the buttery yellows and ochres of the color version is perfect

Pam Holnback said...

Great piece. Welcome to dpo!