In a previous post, I mentioned that several of us painted the same image during our workshop in San Miguel de Allende. This all started because Jeanne Oliver brought an article from Elle Magazine on Lisa Stokes, which is quite a fascinating read. She was telling Katie that she wanted to try something different and restrictive. Katie told her to go for it and started painting it as well. Judy and I decided to join them. Here is the original painting by Lisa. Thank you Jeanne for bringing the image to the workshop, and thank you Lisa for the inspiration. Judy did hers in her journal, Jeanne used only a palette knife, and Katie and I used our fingers with a little assist of a paintbrush now and then. I love how we all interpreted it differently
Later, after Katie returned from visiting a gallery, she had a catalog of images by Federico Correa, and picked one for us to paint, a very difficult one as it turned out. This time Katie, Karen Cole, Judy and I painted. I loved this exercise and enjoyed pushing myself outside of my usual painting style. We decided that this is a very useful exercise during a workshop.
Here’s the original painting by Correa.