Monday, February 28, 2011

Workshop with Derek Gores

Nancy Standlee and Derek

Derek Showing my work

2nd piece...just got started on background

Black white and Blue

Friday, I flew to Dallas, and met up with Nancy Standlee, a collage artist from Arlington, and then we flew on to Orlando, Fla. We went to the two day workshop with Derek Gores, in Melbourne, Florida where Derek grew up. (Check out both their websites) Some great work on both sites.
Derek is very talented and creative.(and humble) It was a good workshop.

I am not happy with my 1st piece. The Black and white one. I didn't get a likeness. I probably will do some refining with hopes of getting one, or just moving on to the next one.
Which is a side view, done in red, white black and white.
I was thrilled AND shocked when he ask to show my piece and talked about what I had done that he liked!
Nancy and I got an opportunity on Friday and Saturday afternoon, to get a few pictures.
These are all that blogger would let me add or I would have shown a couple more.
We had a lot of laughs, and learned a lot from each other. I now have another new friend.


Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks for the mention and what a great time we had. Can't wait until we meet up again with Derek at Dena's.

Kay Smith said...

It is good to see Nancy again and glad you two had so much fun. Is he coming to Wenmoh's Ranch?

Margie Whittington said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Nancy is a special lady and fun to be with. I like the good work you did! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Glad you and Nancy got to meet. You are both great!
Jo Bryan

Anonymous said...

Wow I think they are both fabulous! I think they are amazing! You have such talent! And what an adventurous spirit to go to FL for a workshop! So glad you did! Sounds like a great time of learning and making new friends!