I didn't realize what a limited palette of colors she uses to paint with and how she is able to make so many variations in color in her paintings. So many neutral greys make the colors come alive. Love her work and I was really impressed with the DVD. I've seen other artist videos and this is so much better on explanations and showing the work that she's doing. She talks most of the time and it's enjoyable. She makes it look so easy. I will definitely try to work with a limited palette of just the six colors and white and see what I can produce. Another way to push myself to see something I hadn't discovered on my own.
After taking Marylyn to lunch for her birthday, we headed on over to Marla Hoppenstedt's new studio space and framing gallery, Studio de Chene. Marla is also an artist and one of our Associated Women in the Art's members. That's how I met her. Marla has been in the framing business for a long time and finally opened up her open framing shop, part of which is her art studio. We basically just showed up at her door to check out the new space. What a great space. They are still getting things in order, however they are open for business. They are located on Perkins Road near Essen/Staring across from Albertson's if you need something framed or want to see her work. Here's photos from our "tour". Thanks, Marla, for indulging us!
|Marylyn, Carole, and Marla|
|One of my paintings framed by Marla|
"Red Flowers" - SOLD
(Photo Courtesy of Debbie Densdorff)