Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thank you, Jan Blencowe!

Jan's workshop--Coaching & Critique for Artists--at the Tracy Art Center this weekend has provided me with invaluable information about steps I can take to expand my art career.  Thank you, Jan! 

I also had the chance to make a new artist friend:  Sean Michael Flynn.  You will be as wowed as I was by his incredible photographs if you visit his website:    I suggested that he consider subtitling his website "The Part is Greater Than the Whole" because his eye for shooting close-ups of a part or piece of a thing requires the viewer to stop and puzzle over what the whole actually is.  Very, very clever.

Roger and I have been preparing to head out west tomorrow on an extended painting expedition to Bryce and Zion National Parks.  Whenever I spot an old sign or some unusual piece of equipment, I'll think of Sean and how he might choose to photograph it if he were with us.  I'll also be thinking of Jan as we're traveling and when I'm painting.  She's such a good teacher!  I'll be reviewing all her handouts and my notes, starting tomorrow!

1 comment:

smflynn said...

Thank you for your kind words about my photography. You have amazing paintings and I'm eager to see your paintings from the South West. It looks like you had a great time.