From Sarah Lane, class instructor:
We had our “Lovely Dimension” class this afternoon at Gwen’s lovely studio, and I think I speak for all when I say that we had a good time! We started the class with a little video about Wayne Thiebaud, painter of desserts! I discovered him after I discovered my attraction to depth in desserts. We identified both his need for integrity and humor. He never considered himself Picasso, but his works do sell for $1.7M now. And while it sounds like any of us wouldn’t mind having that kind of renown and success, we were satisfied to work with gel medium and acrylics. Gwen warmed up the afternoon with a steamy cup of coffee, while Roz’s flowers and cupcake vibrated with brilliant color. Virginia demonstrated her mastery of color, and Victoria gave herself the opportunity to “play” that she’s offered many children in the past. She achieved, light and joy in gel medium! Whitney, graphic designer and gardener extraordinaire, brought primrose to life, blending watercolor and acrylic techniques and giving us a glimpse at spring. Beryl applied her natural attraction to subtle color to her cupcake painting. And Danila worked steadily and delicately, building and drawing the surface of her painting. And then we ate cupcakes! Many thanks to everyone for their love of art and community–for sharing a truly lovely afternoon. A special thanks to Gwen for sharing her light, bright space!