A Virtual Journey

What started as a normal year soon turned into something quite extraordinary. By March of 2020, much of the country had shut down due to Covid-19. All my classes, workshops and travels were cancelled. It was suggested to me that Zoom might be an approach to take for classes. I did not have any idea what Zoom was, but with my tech -support husband, we looked into it, and started offering on-line classes via Zoom in late March. The format for classes has been a 60-75 minute demo, followed by a sharing and critique session with students.

Since then, with four classes per week on average, the pile of demos has grown to be quite large. We decided to put these on-line as a virtual show. This show represents almost ten months of classwork, with 100+ pieces. What I find interesting about the show, is the range of subjects that my students have tackled. Each demo represents a concept that I want the students to understand and be able to use in their own work or to be able to paint the same subject.

These demos are directly painted in one-hour sessions. This is similar to what I do with plein air work. They are not as finished as my studio work but represent a study of the subject. Some have made their way into larger studio paintings.

I hope that you enjoy this year of paintings!

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