Sunday, February 22, 2009

Siesta (don't think so) Key Painting Adventures

Painting at Selby Gardens: Back row: Ruth Cox, Myrtle Beach; Sandra Babb, Ringgold Ga,;Jacq Baldini, New York. Front: Jacq's sister and Durinda
Jacq is here to teach a two day workshop. She is president and founder of International Plein Air Painters. We met up to paint on Thursday before her workshop starts. I know they will have a wonderful weekend to paint.
Ruth painting at Spanish Point. Ruth is a signature member of IPAP.

Ruth and Sandra enjoying a break from painting

Sandra painting a boat repair building (don't know what else to call it). These two gals are part of the Southern Ladies Art Conference which gets together in different areas when we can to paint plein air and talk art! Since there were three of us this time, I guess you could say we had a "mini" SLAC. I will miss seeing them in late March at Callaway Gardens because I will be a guest artist again this year at Epcot that week. There I will paint with other SLACers, Linda Blondheim, L. Diane Johnson, and Barbara Perrotti.

Out in Sunny Florida, Painting! This is Katie Cundiff's Plein Air Group which meets on Mondays. Katie is represented by M Gallery in Sarasota:

Monday Painters at Ringling Museum: Toni, Eileen, Mary Jo, Marjory, and Katie and Durinda. We had a few more but I missed shooting them at the end of the day. Can you tell our study was on trees?

It was so helpful to really study the values and forget the colors for this exercise. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this group of painters and working with Katie. She is not only a wonderful painter, but a very informative instructor. I will miss you gals!

It's been a great week of painting. Now to clean up and prepare for my workshop with David Leffel. Yes, I will be inside :-( but I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to work with such a master artist. At least I know I won't be getting green paint all over me next week! (brown, maybe? ;>)
Wishing you a week of wonders!


cella said...

mmmmm ... almost like being there, durinda, like your alive paintings ... thanks!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

OMG! I've developed a blog/facebook/challenge relationship with L. Diane J and Linda B! Now they are going to be able to find out about the real RED!

Sure wish I could be a cricket in a crack with you even own BROWN?

Durinda Cheek said...

Thanks, Cella. It has been a whirlwind of activities the last two months. I just love it here in the winter!

Durinda Cheek said...

Actually, NO, I didn't have the browns that Leffel uses so I ordered them.
He is such a living legend. I am sure you feel the same way about Richard Schmid. I could listen and watch him paint for hours!

Stay tuned for my Leffel(ish) attempts!