Sunday, March 20, 2011

Katherine


I finished this portrait after going to Suzanna Winton's workshop at Nancy Couik's studio in Raleigh NC. It is of her niece Katherine. She is a great teacher as well as a very nice person. She really has developed a very good teaching method of her way of painting portraits.
When I first came home from the workshop my brain was on overload. I took in so much information in such a short time that I could not even think about it. I was a little frustrated with myself for not being able to produce anything that I considered to be successful and was a little concerned about not having really absorbed anything. But then I started to paint and I felt like the floodgates opened and I was able to experience painting portraits on a whole new level. At times when I was painting I felt like I was in the "zone". It's that place that my painting comes without the interference of thought. I am satisfied with the painting and the process of creating it. Not that I think its the greatest painting I've ever done but I really feel that I have taken a step in the right direction. And I only have to continue on the same path and hopefully my portraits will continue to grow.

4 comments:

meera said...

Looks like that was a good workshop!

Kathy Staicer said...

Yes it really was.

Kay said...

I love the portrait Kathy and I love what you said about being in the zone. That is what is so wonderful about painting. I think I mentioned this in one of my blog posts.....getting totally lost in the process and standing back and looking at what you have done and not really having any idea how you did it!

Kathy Staicer said...

Thank you so much Kay. And the zone is a wonderful place to be.