Summer may be over,
but it was certainly memorable.
We had a ton of fun in my backyard with the summer marbling workshops!
Pretty amazing work came out of the marbling bath. No surprise there — I was working with some very accomplished artists. Note the LARGE pieces on the line!
Intense lighting during the first workshop made photographing a challenge — not to mention I was preoccupied with teaching. Still, this will give you a flavor of the experience.
Everyone had their own counter-height table.
The quality of work was amazing and magical — even backlit you can see it!
And I marbled this nandina on a 12 x 12 cradled panel. It sold at the Creative Arts Community gallery at Menucha.
The feedback on this workshop was very positive!
Here are comments about the experience:
“I’m a realistic painter, and wondered how i would use marbling. My hope was that I could “improve” my art with marbling. It was a very hot day, but we were in Rene’s cool basement, but had sunshine for our papers to dry outside.
Rene prepared for what felt like days and days to make us comfortable, and to have the whole adventure go smoothly. She was patient, accommodating, cheerful, and extremely knowledgeable about all that she shared with us. It was all so much fun, I almost didn’t realize how much I learned in two days.
It was an all round great experience, and I hope to do it again sometime. I am now spending time thinking about my work and which pieces I could marble, and all the effects I can create.
Thanks, Rene, for all you did for us.”
“I was so delighted with the results of the marbling over my two “losers” that I am matting and framing them and bringing them to the Painters Showcase Show. I also embellished another plain marbled sheet and will show it also.
I want to be counted as one who thoroughly enjoyed your workshop and appreciated all the extra work you went to, to keep us cool.”