Monday, August 11, 2008

Technology and Artists

If you read my blog last week, I wrote about Susan Carlin's Ustream painting video I was going to watch on Sunday. I met Susan while at a workshop with Carol Marine and Karin Jurick, back in March.
It was a learning experience watching her paint her cat last week. Yesterday, she was 'at it' again! The girl has lots of energy! I thought perhaps I would paint along with her, from the same photo, as a learning tool for myself. This week she painted a dog. There were many other artists joining in - watching and learning. I have a little more to do on mine..always helps when you photograph your work and intend to publish it on your blog, you start seeing places to rework in the neck, the body and the nose....other than that...
When you register at Ustream, and I highly encourage you to do so, you get an ID to log in with so you can be a part of realtime video and chat. The chatting is important! It's like being in an art class, or it is good to talk to the artist if you are just a visitor who is curious about the process. If you have time, check it out next Sunday. See her blog for the time. She gives it her all...and then some. Thanks, Susan! You can see the source photo and her painting at
Susan's weblog! Just think, she was down there in Texas and I was up here in Kansas...and we were painting together! Artists - ya gotta love today's technology!

"When's Supper?" 6" x 6" oil on Dick Blick canvasboard

8 comments:

Susan Carlin said...

Hey! Way cool, Pattie. I think you did a better job of it than I did- maybe I should just shut up and paint! Sharon Wright painted the pup, too- http://sharonwrightartist.blogspot.com/ in case you want to see. Hey, what do you guys need ME for????

Sharon Wright said...

Thanks Pattie for your comment, although I don't agree. Your dog has much more charm, and better painted. I think Susan is unaware of just how inspirational she is!
Love your blog!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Pattie, I love this face!
I enjoy your blog.
Peggy

Pattie said...

Thank you Susan, Sharon and Peggy! The more I look at this one, the more I like it. Painting animals is fun and challenging!

Karen Hargett said...

Pattie I love the dog! You did a great job. I enjoy your blog - I didn't realize you are that "Pattie" when we were chatting during Susan's demo. I love your Sunday's where I stand.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Pattie, I love the way your doggie came out. I'll have to try painting along with Susan. I did try my hand at the palette knife portrait after watching her do several. Good to try our hand at new thing I think.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Pattie, I popped over from Susan's blog. You did very well on your pooch. Wish I had been there, maybe meet you next time.

You do nice work. Later......

Pattie said...

Thanks for looking and for the nice compliments Karen, Barb and Jo!