A couple of reasons really..................................
- I was feeling awful about being away from my responsibilities here, (Mum was moaning about missing me, I had a nightmare about her having another stroke, the dog was reportedly pining to the point of being ill and John hurt his back and wasn't managing.)
- I was neglecting my responsibilities for no good reason. I was enjoying myself and yes, I admire the artists work, but he wasn't going to teach me anything more than he did in the first couple of days.
After that, he set me a task a monkey could have done. Don't get me wrong, due to his clever idea it will become a nice work worthy of display but certainly not due to my input.
After this I decided I was banging my head against a brick wall and came home.
I have, believe it or not, had some tutors who believed in me but more, I am afraid, that think I am just a fat old lady keeping herself busy. Which isn't the case . My sister and I were talking about art and we were talking about whether or not we were wasting our time and asking the tutors about it and she said something (for a change). She said no matter what they said we would continue to paint. She is right because its not for them we paint but for us.
One tutor (Roy Oorloff) told me " Lee, you have something to say and people deserve a chance to hear it".
Some photos from the workshop...............
|unpacked and ready|
We were set a task..................
we had to a make a parcel or collection of anonymous objects, then paint an abstraction of it or its contents.
|Del making her parcel|
|My sisters parcel|
|my successful abstraction 2|
|another ladies objects|
|much discussion ensued|
|Sylvia and Maureen discussing the challenge|
|paint a cup|
|16 cup paintings|
|the finished thing|
I hope you enjoyed the workshop as much as I did!