It has been one year since I started my blog! How appropriate to review/recap my Karin Jurick experience 2012 since the catalyst for this blog was Karin Jurick's workshop at Hilton Head Island in 2011. I was encouraged to start a blog and paint daily. Both practices have served me well.
8 x 8
Oil on Board
This is my favorite painting from the workshop. I love the perspective and I love the copper/bronze skin tones...coupled with the body angles it was an interesting piece to paint.
Here is Karin giving one of her fabulous demo's. If you haven't seen her in action you are truly missing a master at work. She brings life to each stroke applied to the board. For me, watching her paint was the highlight of each day. Here is a small taste of her genius in a youtube video
Yes, we had fun...and though I hadn't ridden a bike in eons...you really DON'T forget!
This is my rendition of Karin's photo. It is also the same photo she used in her you tube video at the link above. It was a great warm up and great to see everyone's different take on the same photo. I am using one of Karin's table top easels made by Brett.
Here is one of the infamous mug shots. Karin gave each of us a 4 x 4 board and a picture of a mug and we painted. It is a great exercise.
Another day, another painting! I caught this dynamic duo chatting it up on the beach. I just couldn't resist that bright red jacket and adorable white dog constantly talking and looking inquisitive!
We all are rapt in the magic of Karin's masterful brush strokes.
The Morris Whiteside Gallery hosted a reception for our class honoring Karin's work that hangs in the gallery. Chris Werst, Regula Scheifele, Karin Jurick, Lydia Jechorek and I sported colorful Pashmina's generously given to us by Chris. Here we are in front of Karin's work.
Last but not least, we ate at fabulous restaurants on the island. Robert Irvine's "Eat!" restaurant...the food was delicious.
It was a wonderful week filled with art, laughter, support and more art. I treasure the relationships that developed through this class.