Terence, that makes me happy! I asked if I could take pictures and post here, and someone said "Why?" I said because I like to pay back. I have an opportuntity here to preview for the gang, some of the worlds best instruction and help these talented individuals fill their workshops. I doubt Paul would expect results so fast, but your enrollment makes any time I spent putting these demos together worth it.
He has all of his videos, which I am embarassed to admit I have not seen, so I can't compare them to the real thing, as well as dvds in all three media and his book on oil painting to sell with him. He is generous at signing them... even if you bring in one from home! The ability to ASK questions is what I think makes all workshops rare and amazingly rewarding experiences.
I hope he has every chair filled and a waiting list for his workshops this year. The experience is multiplied when you get to hear him repeat advice to others and even more exciting is to have the HAND of the artist help in a bad passage. REMEMBER, if this is not like letting your high school art/band/home ec teacher help, thes are masters who KNOW their stuff. Thank him and don't TOUCH those spots! I have two pieces from my Milt Koboyashi workshop and I can tell you that the pinkie on the hand of one, and the flat tone of the nose of the other are HIS strokes. The are things to HANG a picture around!
I am posting the piece from today to show you what it is all about. It is about being willing to fall flat! I had 6 hours to work on one piece and tried to spend every second working. I made a LOT of mistakes. Right from the start! It is not one to sell or put in my sample book. It is one to remember what I was TRYING, how hard it was, what happened when I did it right and what goes wrong when you don't.
In case you can't tell, I over scrubbed the paper, blended it to brown, saturated and over worked BUT practiced new skills and FORCED myself not to rely on old tricks so I can say I ache all over from it and have gotten critiques from my other mentors that I am growning by leaps and bounds. I am putting new tools in my artist toolbox and will never be at a loss to tackle problems because I can always fail and start again!
I need a nap.