Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Great ArtFest Experience

My ArtFest journey began with anticipation, excitement and the bittersweet knowledge that this is the last one. I first attended ArtFest in 2002. It opened up a whole new community of creative souls and the realization that I could become an artist, too. Here's a peek at my journal and trip.
First, I drove to Vashon Island to visit my dear friend, Marianne. It gave me a few days of rest and relaxation before driving up to Port Townsend. I read online about Jill Berry's Ultimate ArtFest Journey Map and wanted to receive one.
She had us fold the map for a pop up book which I put in my journal. Check out her blog post about this map HERE.

My housemates made the whole ArtFest experience even better- Cathy Norris, Tory Brokenshire, Dayna Collins and Kelly Zijlstra. Thank you for all of your sharing and fun times. Check out Dayna's ArtFest post HERE.

Lisa Bebi
taught my first workshop entitled "Vintage Villages Color book". I like the impressionistic look to her paintings. We worked with a very different color palette for me- creamsicle orange, lavender, bright green and turquoise, hot pink, light blue and cream- all very pastel colors. We sprayed butterscotch color wash yellow tones to warm up the backgrounds. It was a challenge for me to not have yellow, red and black paint. We concentrated on mid tones and shadows. I spent the day with Delorse Lovelady and Stephanie Brockway.

My next post will highlight my second workshop with Mary Beth Shaw.

1 comment:

Suzie Wolfer LCSW said...

Love the dreamy color combinations Paula