Sadie Valerie , a classical realist from San Francisco. I chose this workshop for many reasons. One, I read so many wonderful things about Sadie. Two, I wanted to learn more about glazing and traditional working methods. And three, it was the right time for my schedule (since I teach part time my time off is scheduled.)
Sadie is a wonderful giving teacher. She is here to share all she knows and we are here to absorb it.
The process I am learning is slow and somewhat pain- staking, but I am loving it. She says."art is investigation: the final painting or drawing is simply the result." "Look, look, look and when in doubt look more."
The whole day was spent in the drawing stage on a tiny 4x6 piece of tracing paper. She encourages you to draw with straight lines and gradually find your way to the shape. Exact. Don't settle.
I am drawing my favorite beach stones from Nova Scotia. (Thanks Leah!)
The last moments were for transferring it to the board. When I have time I will write more...of course I have been painting landscapes on pastel when not in class. I will also answer past comments when time allows......till later!
PS sorry for the bad photo:-D