Monday, October 25, 2010

Anderson Mill Study

Anderson Mill Study, 12 x 9

Working on 5 hours of sleep, today I started a plein air workshop here in Austin with Calvin Liang. Having spent an unplanned TEN hours in the San Francisco airport Sunday due to weather delays, and getting to bed at 1 a.m. Monday morning, I was not as prepared as I had planned for the morning, and inconveniently left my tripod behind. I did retrieve it, but missed some valuable demo time!

Today we painted at the site of a replica of the Anderson Mill, a mill apparently used during the Civil War. It's a lovely subject to paint, and Calvin's demo was a joy to watch--following his painting with my own of the same subject was kind of a bummer! I like some aspects of this, but when I do a larger one in the studio I'll make some adjustments to the wall in the foreground--indicate more water, or include less of the wall....don't know yet. It was a great day, and I'm looking forward to the remainder of the week. Thanks to Qiang Huang for getting Calvin to Austin!

-julie davis


Ann Rogers said...

Julie, it was so great to see you at the workshop and to finally get to meet you in person after a couple of years of keeping up with you through the blogging world and watching you grow as an artist. Love your grist mill and what fun to see all the different interpretations of the same subject. Looking forward to the rest of the week, what a treat to be in Calvin's class!

Laurel Daniel said...

Welcome back and sorry to hear about the brutal travel surprises. Looks like day one with Calvin went well though. Nice painting - can't wait to hear all about it!

julie davis said...

You, too, Ann! It's a treat to spend some time with you this week after being "pen/keypad pals" for so long. Can't wait for today!

julie davis said...

Thank you, Laurel, I'll fill you in! The trip ended poorly, but was wonderful otherwise.

Karen Bruson said...

I can really feel the movement of the water.