Yesterday in Craig Srebnik's class we got to watch him paint a demonstration from a black and white photo and then we were to take to our own easels (and paint from the same photo he did). Tall order! You should have seen his version of this (perfection!). I did not achieve near the strong lights and darks he did in his painting...but all and all I know I learned some important things and I give myself points for getting this far after just one hour. I think we'll work from the same photo again next week.
(Oil Sketch) Celeste Bergin, workshop painting start, oil on 18x24 canvas panel
Also yesterday, after five years, I "left" my volunteer position of communicator for PPASP. Five years is a long time and I really thought people HAD to be very tired of me...but! a great surprise was that today I got scads of emails from PPASP-ers who gave me glowing "reviews" and thanked me. That was BIG. In many ways I often understood and accepted the "thankless" aspects of the job I had undertaken, but the truth is....it definitely meant a lot to me to be thanked. oxoxoxoxoxo!!
Now, just for fun, here is an unusal video below. In 1941 Salvador Dali designed and hosted a party held in the Bali Room of the Hotel Del Monte, Monterey, California. The event was titled Night in a Surrealist Forest and it was a fund raiser to help European artists displaced by the war: