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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I Am Home!

I returned last Monday but have been so tired that I have done very little. Mostly got the gardens back in order and washed clothes! Seems when I am gone nothing gets done...but of course it does...it is just my things that build up! ha!
I went to Oklahoma to visit my sister and be with her for her 75th birthday! That was terrific and I enjoyed it alot but could do without that heat! Then from there I went to Wichita for a private workshop with Hugh Greer. Hugh and his sweet wife Terry have been online friends for maybe 10 years! So when he offered me to come I jumped and ran...straight to Kansas! Ha! It was a wonderful 3 days and I learned so much. He works in acrylics and is a retired architect so his landscapes are something he has done since the 60's. He does amazing work and to see it in person was overwhelming at times! I even cried! Just beautiful. I am hoping to start working in acrylics and doing landscapes more this winter. I am posting the last days work but remember it is only 1/2 done. I am not sure it will ever be completed but it will help me when I start again later this year.  You can view his lovely work here at his website:  http://www.hughgreer.com/   and I know you will love it as much as I do! Unfortunately you cannot see all the wonderful details online and let me assure you in person it is overwhelming!
Now I have to keep my nose to the grindstone as I teach in Bend, Oregon at Art in the Mountains in mid July so have to finish up the demos and get things shipped ahead to be there when I arrive! Pressure is on. You might not hear from me for awhile but I will be thinking of all of you and will be anxious to get back and report in!!!
This painting I am posting is 1/2 done with alot of grasses yet to do and details on the barn etc...the sky needs to become darker at the top and more detail in the trees but this will give you an idea of what I have been doing and the direction I would like to eventually move!!!

6 comments:

Ruth said...

His work is truly amazing.. I think I would cry too. Have you worked in acrylics before?

Well done :)

Michelle Himes said...

Oh, wow! That is gorgeous, Jane. The light effect is wonderful. Do you enjoy working with acrylics? The few times I've tried them I really didn't like working with them. I can't really tell from the picture whether you used them as watermedia, or whether you used them as traditional acrylics.

Jane Freeman said...

Michelle...it is pretty much like any acrylics...but watered down some...it is fluid acrylics. I have not worked with them for 20 years but I really did enjoy it and hope this winter to do more of it! I bought all the supplies...now I need the time!

thomas w. schaller said...

this is a truly gorgeous work jane - can't quite see what more it needs - just beautiful

Jane Freeman said...

Thank you so much Tom! Oh it needs quite a bit...did not do much in the foreground and some trees need holes...ha!!!

Jesus Estevez said...

nice and clean, you are the artist, but i wouldn't touch it,is beautiful