Works in progress, each approximately 20" x 20", watercolor on paper.
Buttercup: Who are you?
Dread Pirate Roberts: I'm no one to be trifled with. That is all you ever need know.
from The Princess Bride
Ah Westley! You are a man of confidence. How we love your cool, calm, suave response. I think we should say "I'm no one to be trifled with" to ourselves in the mirror each morning (pirate mask optional). What a way to start the day!
Day two of the Nancy Frost Begin workshop was filled with artists not to be trifled with! Massive talent in that room. Each one completely different from the others. Most of us have not completed a piece yet, as the process is lengthy and can involve up to five layers of paint. However, I did make progress on the piece I posted yesterday (photo right, above) as I began working in the background layers. The darks are delicious and there are a lot of subtleties in the details. I'll work the foreground over the next few days.
On the left, the first wash of color for piece number two, along with a little "dirtying" of the background. This is just the first pass - miles to go on this one.
In addition to these pieces, we worked on a number of five object contour drawings and then painting out new shapes to discover more painting inspiration. Whew! I lot of intense concentration, but a room full of inspired humans afterward.
And now, a few moments with the word made famous by The Princess Bride:
Jen Walls and her imaJENation