Monday, January 16, 2012

Scottsdale Art School- Kathy Anderson Workshop

Pansies- unfinished  9"x12" oil on linen panel M Maxam
This was the first day of Kathy Anderson's workshop at Scottsdale Art School. She is a fun, generous and relaxed teacher and her work is fabulous for it's delicate shapes and beautiful clear color. You will see a few steps of her demo below and my partially finished painting above.I hope to be able to post both finished works tomorrow. Kathy is a member of the Putney Painters group, famously begun by Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik. She began her painting with washes of transparent color under the main design. She then, very deliberately places more opaque color onto those basics. More tomorrow...

This show her painting midway through and how she builds over a warm/neutral background .
unfinished pansies by Kathy Anderson
Edges in her work are carefully considered. She will soften and sharpen edges as she builds the opaque color and works her brush in the direction that the petals lay.
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16 comments:

Page Railsback said...

Very beautiful..like to see her process

Nancy Laliberte said...

Exciting stuff and a beautiful start to your painting, Mary. I can see why you chose this workshop! You are going to have a great week!

Susan Roden said...

Looks like a fun yet challenging workshop(s) Mary. I see a lot of Schmid's style in your paintings too - beautiful!

martinealison said...

Il est toujours passionnant de voir la progression dans un atelier...
Vos pensées ont déjà une fort belle allure... Elles swinguent.
Gros bisous

Virginia Floyd said...

Your painting is beautiful! And I like seeing the demo in process. Have fun!

Jane said...

These pansies are so beautiful even unfinished, really looking forward to see the final result.

Susan Roux said...

Mary your painting is beautiful! Sounds like a great workshop. Continue to have fun!

Cathy Engberg said...

How awesome that you are taking her workshop!! Your unfinished painting is beautiful. Thanks for showing Kathy's process. So interesting. Have fun!

Maija Baynes said...

This was a really neat posting. I wish I could have been there. Can't wait to see the "grand finale"

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Karen Bruson said...

It's gorgeous just the way it is!!

Kathy Cousart said...

Loving seeing what you are learning! Gorgeous paintings and love using grays to build upon. Thanks for sharing and look forward to learning more. Lucky you!!!

Dana Cooper said...

Gorgeous Mary, can't wait to see more!

Dana Cooper said...

Gorgeous Mary, can't wait to see more!

Dottie Leatherwood said...

what a beautiful start!