Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lemons on Parade

© Debbi Smith Rourke 
Lemons on Parade 12x16"
$265 + tax (TX only) + $16 sh/h.

What  a whirlwind of a week!! Santa Fe art workshop women convened in Austin this week - starting with a gallery tour, lunch at Corazon and dinner at my house Wednesday night. Followed by a 2-day art workshop with Laurel Daniel at Laguna Gloria (AMOA's Art School). 11 attendees, 2 instructors and 3 husbands (including mine) were here for dinner Wednesday night. Had an amazing time. This painting was from the first day. I struggled with the initial drawing, but once I got it down, was determined to finish and not paint the same subject on day 2. Speed seemed to help - sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. Tweaked it a bit when I got home. Think that still counts as Ala Prima. Will miss everyone. Had our last dinner out last night at Cantina Laredo. Bye everyone. Happy painting. You all do such lovely work. Can't wait for the next reunion!! Start planning.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I was supposed to be a Santa Fe alumnus but did not get there, so I am a Jacksonville Alumnus :D
Sounds like you all had a blast.
Nice paintings.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Debbi, your painting is gorgeous. I just love the lemons,they glow! Our reunion was magical! We are so lucky to be part of this special group! Everyone is just the best! You and Amy did a fabulous job,a million thank yous! I agree let's start thinking about our next reunion! I'm all for it!

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Debbie,
First time visitor.
I really love your natural compositions as strong viberant shapes. Will be back often.
Best to you on your "love of Art" exhibition. Looks beautiful