Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Little Longer to Paint!

More from the workshop with Kim English.  I tried to capture Lisa above.  Thought it was quite nice.
The lower painting is my sister, Marylyn, the President of the group sponsoring the workshop.  They are called Associated Women in the Arts and have hung an exhibit at the Old Capitol in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This is a very active group who keep their brushes wet painting and enjoying the company of the many other painters in that beautiful part of the world.  Their exhibit will open tomorrow April 18 and extend until May 28.  The opening reception is on Thursday, April 19, from 5-7 P.M.  'Views from the Castle' is the very apt name for the show, as each painting will be some composition from inside or outside the lovely Gothic structure on the Mississippi.
Quite a bit of Louisiana history took place in the Castle until it was relocated in the newer, more modern structure nearby.  It is a must for school kids on field trips.  Don't miss it if you are going that way.  You will love the building, the site, and the paintings from AWA.
Oh, and this is the vicious stinging caterpillar which I mentioned earlier.  It is a hearty girl who can overcome the pressures of plein air painting!  All around the entire length of the body and all the way around are rows of stinging barbs.  They came down on us from above.  (It becomes the Buck Moth,
 and, 'they say' it is loved by brim.)


  1. Wow, lucky you to study with K English! I love your figure studies. Those are difficult and you got the position and proportion down cleanly with no fuss- excellent!

  2. Hello Suzanne,
    I like so much your work!!!

  3. Hi Suzanne - I love these studies - they are so lively and colorful!


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