Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Art Biz Workshop in Golden, CO

Recently I attended and Art Business and marketing workshop hosted by Alyson B. Stanfield of The workshop was held in downtown Golden,CO and was attended by almost 60 artists of different disciplines.

On Thursday, the Gold Mastermind group met. This is a small group that I have been a part of for the past six months. The mentor-ship, coaching and accountability have been so helpful to me. Then on Friday and Saturday, the Art Biz workshop was held.

Alyson talked about the "why" behind what we do. This was a very inspiring and motivational introduction to the two day workshop.

Alyson, talking about the motivation behind our art.

"My motivation is to express the beauty, power and bonds that I see manifest in wild horses.  The freedom, risk and challenge that is inherent in living wild in nature is reflected in my process of painting from life. The work is not solely a painting of a horse, but a reflected communication of their experience and our journey."  ~Karen McLain

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Painting a Wild Horse Nocturne

The peaceful quiet of the the night, with a full moon and shimmering stars. That was what I saw during my trip last summer at Sand Wash Basin. That feeling is something that I have wanted to express for a long time. Nocturne painting is a challenge and something new for me. I have worked on several nocturnes, and this is the only one that fully shows the moon. The low key beauty is something that is expressed in this painting. Movement and peace.

"Full Moon Mustangs"