Thursday, October 21, 2010
As Promised.. Art Is.. Adventures with Keith Lo Bue and Michael De Meng
Wait until you see who they have lined up for March of next year and then October! March Madness/Art Is Who
This is Janet's and my 3rd year attenting Art Is You and it gets better and better every time we go.
Michael De Meng called 'A Change of Heart'. I found one of the most valuable lessons was when Michael demonstrated all of his paint formulas.. of course including "Uszhhh!!!", "Serial Killer Red" or "Dirty Doll Pink".
Michael has a great... albeit macabre sense of humor. I finished my heart... well... nearly... I have big plans for how to display it.
We also took a two day class with Keith Lo Bue
"Lasting Impressions: Etching & the Found Object". This was our second time learning from Keith and we agree that he's just the best. I would take classes from him in anything he chooses to teach. We learned soooooooo much! He's such an amazingly talented/sweet/caring/attentive/sharing wonderful teacher. No, I don't really stalk him but I told Sallianne I want to take him home and keep him in a cage in my studio....lol
When we're in his class we just like to absorb all the information and then take it home to work. .. and there is so much to absorb! This is a sheet of Keith's monogram/logo on brass:
I love all of Keith's work but this is one of my favorite pieces:
I've been etching away and applying Keith's techniques which are impeccable. I hope to have a few finished pieces soon to share. This is only the beginning:
I want to say thank you too to all of you who visited Janet and I on Vendor night. I hope you are happy with your new treasures. I have more butterflies if you need them! :o)