Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More From Rochester Workshop

Progress is being made on the pieces that were begun at Rebecca Crowell's Oil/Wax workshop. Lots of ideas floating through my head, and several panels have been added. Hope to have them completed and photographed by the weekend.

Here are photos of some of the techniques that Rebecca demonstrated. Just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. She came well-prepared with many materials and boundless ideas, coupled with a strong ability to articulate her processes and her philosophical ideas of abstract art. I appreciated her teaching techniques, and her engaging human qualities as well. An excellent instructor, Rebecca inspired us to aim high. Even though we may not have achieved those goals immediately, we have the tools and inspiration to continue to grow and develop.

In this photo, Rebecca is applying pigment from a paint stick onto her brayer.

She carefully rolls the design onto her painting.

By applying solvent to a dried painting, she demonstrates how to carefully scrape back pigment to reveal layers of colour below.

These are a few of the techniques that Rebecca shared with us.


Rebecca Crowell said...

Thanks for all the feedback and it's great to see the workshop through your eyes! I am so glad that it continues to be inspiring.

Diane McGregor said...

I'm a friend of Rebecca's and couldn't make it to Rochester for the workshop. But I've already learned so much from your blog posts! Thank you so much -- now I know I can apply oil stick to a brayer and voila!

Barb said...

You are most welcome, Diane. Rebecca shared so many ideas with us, both practical and philosophical. I would jump at the chance to work with her again.
Rebecca, I hope you enjoy your future workshops as much as I enjoyed Rochester.