I spent a wonderful day painting with friends last week. They are both artists in their own right, although their painting experience was "none" and "some" respectively. It was so much fun for me to provide the studio and to watch their visions unfold. Painting can be a lonely business, so it was equally nice to have the company. The group energy is such a different dynamic to work in. I think I'd like to experience it more often.
Here are some shots of their beautiful bright color palettes:
In other news, I was awarded the "Passion for Painting" blog award from two artists whom I admire greatly - Akiko Watanabe and Sam Dolman. Thank you so much, I am honored. I'm supposed to list seven things that I love, but I've done that a few times already, you can scroll through the older posts to find them if you like. I'm going to pass the award to Mona Connor (her spiritual portraits are amazing!)