Saturday, August 16, 2014

New Journeys, New Frontiers

Landmark,  cold wax and oil painting by Donna Watson

NOTE:  My 4 day workshop still has some openings.  It is coming up soon - Sept. 15-18, 2014.
It is titled PERSONAL EXPRESSION:  A Design Approach.  The emphasis is on composition, elements and principles, personal content and expression.   You will find your strengths and figure out how to best use them to make your works more unique and recognizable and successful whatever your goals are.  The workshop location is on beautiful Whidbey Island at Coupeville WA.  Go to this website for the Pacific Northwest Art School here.  Look under the category for Mixed Media.

Histories, cold wax and oil painting by Donna Watson

NOTE:  My 2 day workshop in Virginia Beach, VA has 3 openings left.  It is also coming up soon -
October 4-5, 2014.  It is titled BORO/WABI SABI:  The Japanese Spirit of Collage.  You will learn how to hand paint your own rice papers to create your collage papers and then you will learn some composition, and design elements and principles to help you create your collages.  Go to this website for Art and Soul to find out how to register here.  Be sure to look for the Virginia Beach 2014 workshops.

Zen 7, collage using hand painted rice papers by Donna Watson

Art is a journey into the most unknown thing of all - oneself.  Nobody knows his own frontiers...
I don't even think I'd ever want to take a road if I knew where it led.
Louis Kahan

May my mind come alive today
to the invisible geography
that invites me to new frontiers,
to break the dead shell of yesterdays,
to risk being disturbed and changed.
John O' Donohue, from "a morning offering"


Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

AWESOME work, as always!

ArtPropelled said...

Maybe if i say it enough my wish will come true. I wish I could fly over to your workshops!

Meg said...

Would love to go to one of your you ever have online classes?

Sharmon Davidson said...

Gorgeous work, as always, Donna... I would love to attend one of your workshops some day, and hope I will get that opportunity. Good luck with your workshops! said...

Again so wonderful pieces of art!

susan bowers said...

Ditto to everyone else's wishes .... tele transporting would be a fine thing. I love this new body of work Donna - Landmark and Histories. Both elegant and a gorgeous use of colour.

ELFI said...

grand succès au beaucoup de plaisir aux participants.. !

Judy Shreve said...

Beautiful work, Donna. Your workshops sound fascinating - enjoy.
And love the O'Donohue quote - '. . . risk being disturbed and changed.'

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful pieces
i can only imagine your classes will be wonderful

i so enjoyed the quotes you shared
John's inspired me to realign the invisible within

Caterina Giglio said...

stunning work ... and great quote.. so true

Barry said...

Hi D - I hope more folk will be enticed by the tempting images. Go well. B

Seth said...

Wish I could take both!!

rivergardenstudio said...

Someday I would love to have a workshop from you too! Your students are very lucky. I hope this autumn is a beautiful one for you, Donna!

Jo Murray said...

Pity I can't swim that far. Perhaps you'll get to come to the next Mixed Media Roadshow in Australia.