Abstract Water based Mixed Media Demo was a Big Hit

Wow, I am still so excited from yesterdays demo with Gerry Willging. Below are some of the photos. She was her usual delightful and extraordinary self. She touched on the underlying structure of painting whether it be realistic  or abstract.

We got a preview of what she is going to be teaching in her class. Gerry is an incredible teacher, she has had over 45 years of experience and knowledge! I might have, in a previous post, mentioned that she has been in many national shows and won gold medals for her work. We already have 7 people signed up for the artistic adventure of their life. Even if everyone goes back to doing traditional work, it will never be the same after taking Gerry’s class. Their new work will take on an elevated or professional look.

                                                   Gerry Willging's demo Blog(13)

The piece above shows the four stages of Gerry’s work. The first stage takes only a little while – anywhere from 10 to 2o minutes. During the middle 2 stages she uses opaque and transparent paint, stamping, colored pencils and caran d’ache to decorate the underlying surface of the painting.  The last stage could take as long as 3 weeks. Look below. I cropped the above teaching aid so you could see her finished piece more clearly.

                                                              Gerry Willging's demo cropped(13)

Wow, isn’t it incredibly interesting to look at! No ho-hum here! No dreary passages. Nothing boring. Click on the pic and feel the excitement, prepare to delight your eye. 

 Gerry Willging's demo blog (9)     Gerry Willging's demo  Blog (7)

As you can see from the above photos, Gerry uses fabulous examples with which to teach. Gerry says she does not want people to paint like her. she is looking to help everyone  paint to express themselves. What she teaches is the underlying structure of collage and painting. If you want to read and see more about her go to our blog of September 2, 2013.

Please email pat.lutz@comcast.net if you would like to join the fun.

Thanks, as  always, for taking your time to read our blog.

About Pat

I love painting and teaching and I have owned The Artists Playground, in Newburyport for over 25 years.
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