|The Lovely Ladies of the Spring 2014 Silk Painting Retreat|
I just got back from a 4 day Silk Painting Retreat held at Fort Worden State Park by Sharon Shankland and Karen Sistek.
We had a WONDERFUL time and highly recommend attending a future retreat if you get the chance!! Fort Worden is just outside of Port Townsend which is just a short drive and a ferry-ride away from Seattle.
|Yup, that's me - painting my poppy|
I spent the majority of my time working on my painting - but I also spent some time exploring and finding inspirations for future art pieces (or for sketching in my art journal).
|My poppy (unfinished)|
I painted a pink poppy using Karen's MS technique. Thanks also to Suzy for her advice and encouragement to try new techniques including using dyeset while still working on the painting.
|Puget Sound & Foothills (unfinished)|
This scene was painted using traditional resist methods
|Hood Canal & Bridge|
|My sketch of Hood Canal & Bridge|
The Hood Canal Bridge - a really pretty area - and fun to sketch!
And a few other photo inspiration pictures for future sketches (right now I'm just loving the gnarled shapes of trees!). These were all taken in and around Fort Worden - LOTS of inspiration there! My next retreat is in Port Orchard and a lovely retreat center... I can't wait!
|Oldest building in Fort Worden|