Friday, October 4, 2013


I recently took a workshop with Nancy Crookston in Easton, MD. This is a photo of part of our group painting a model in shade. Not an easy task since the light areas are cool and the shadows are warm. The painting on the lower right is Nancy's. She watched the rest of us struggle and decided to start a painting so we could see what she was trying to get across. The light blue in the background of her painting is the color she uses to tone every canvas and she also does the drawing in blue. I didn't actually finish a painting in four days of work but I learned a lot. First and foremost I learned that I have let my drawing get sloppy and have vowed to draw everyday if possible. Nancy carries a sketch book with her everywhere and sketches everyday. She is so confident in her drawing that she draws in ink. She passed a few of her books around for us to see and they were very inspiring. My profs also told us to draw everyday as well, but I haven't been doing that for a long time. One of the great things about Nancy is that she absolutely loves painting and her enthusiasm rubs off on the students. I came home inspired to do more artwork.



Linda Nickles said...

It sounds like you had a great time, Anita! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your new work.

Anita Tresslar said...

Thanks Linda. Yes, It was a great workshop.