Solange and Martha took part in a two day workshop about painting in series taught by Debra Krakow. The course was organized by the Bath Artisans. Ten or eleven artists worked on several pieces at once and it was fascinating to see how the pieces changed over the two days as one piece influenced another. There were watercolour painters, a printer using cut up old prints to weave a new piece, mixed media workers, and acrylic painters. Solange is planning to do more work on some of her paintings - her techniques take longer sometimes because of the drying times involved. Her mixed media works incorporated images from a colourful Desigual Catalogue and are on 8 x 8 inch canvases.
Martha learned the value of small orange marks to brighten up a picture and plans to attack the autumnal painting again... Her works are on 12 x 12 inch canvases. She started and ended with works that are more abstract than her usual style. Climbing out of comfort zones is always good and Debra Krakow is excellent at gentle nudging!