Monday, November 8, 2010

"Demo at Melbourne 1"

I am at the airport of Melbourne FL waiting for my flight back to Austin. The workshop went so well and I really love this small Floridian city. I want to thank Carman Beecher for her great effort of putting this workshop together. I really appreciate Cindy and Bob Michaud for their hospitality. I enjoyed very much meeting the members of Pieces of Eight artist group and other artists attending the workshop. Three days passed quickly, but our friendship will last forever. Thank you all very much.

This workshop marks the ending my teaching of 2010. I have taught 11 workshops nation wide this year. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have be able to travel and meeting so many wonderful artists everywhere. You all have been helping me tremendously in my growth as an artist and a human being.

This is my first demo painting at Melbourne. Please enjoy.

3 comments:

Pieces of 8 said...

We are the grateful ones! Excellent instructor and a fine gentleman who inspires and teaches at the same time. We look forward to more of the same from you again!
Cindy
www.cindymichaud.com

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Qiang, Thank you for a most delightful and informative week-end workshop. I have never enjoyed a workship so much, nor have I attended another that was as well organized and directed. Please put us on your list for March or April 2012 for a repeat performance. Thanks for all the one on one help and inspiration.

Best,

Carol

swanatty said...

I am a friend of Cindy and Bob Michaud. I saw Cindy's note on Facebook about your workshop in Melbourne. I really like this "demo" painting. It's funny how some paintings just strike the right chord with you -- the right balance of light & dark, matte & shiny, or a good blend of colors, shapes -- I don't know. It's very hard to articulate, but, by gosh! I know it when I see it. There are so many paintings I see that I almost, but don't quite, like. You know what I mean? Where I think, 'If only this color had not been used with that color ... " or "This line does not seem to have a realistic perspective, but I really like the subject ... or the color ... or the texture ..." or whatever. This painting of yours hits me the right way on everything -- the selection of objects, the juxtaposition of objects, the colors, the shadows, the textures, etc., etc. Sounds like it was a wonderful workshop. Congratulations!
~ Cynthia Swanson