Learning from others

18 11 2010

The other night I attended an excellent presentation at the Evergreen Artist Association given by Peggy Morgan Stenmark where she demonstrated her ink reduction techniques.   Now, I’m a digital artist so one might ask, to what value was the demonstration?   I actually found it to be of great value as I’m going to show below.

Some of my art has a distinctly watercolor look.   Now I do some edging in my pieces, I normally keep that edging subtle.   For example, below is a piece I did a couple of weeks ago.

Now Peggy’s reduction techniques hugely stress black ink edgings.  I was afraid to go in that direction but after I saw her work and technique I decided to apply something similar to my digital work.    The result is below, and I think it is a better piece.

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My point here is that one does not have to be working in the same media as a presenter  to learn from them.



Art at Evergreen Oktoberfest

16 09 2010

The Evergreen Art Association (http://www.evergreenartists.org/) will be sponsoring an art exhibit at the Evergreen Oktoberfest (http://www.evergreenoktoberfest.com)  this coming Sunday, Sept 19 from 12-6.   I’ll have a number of pieces there.   Come by and have a beer and buy something.