Sunday, May 29, 2011

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity, Jig

Well, I've just returned from a workshop in St. Francisville, Louisiana, held at the Butler-Greenwood Plantation, by Darrell Chitty.  For those of you interested in Darrell's work, be sure to google him, and take a look at his extraordinary work.

Our workshop covered how to paint like the Master's, specifically looking at Sargent and a newer artist, Pino.  We spent several hours taking photos of the grounds at Butler-Greenwood, Afton Villa Gardens, and several other plantations.  Darrell took us through adapting our images into paintings, using his special skills, techniques and brushes.  I felt a bit at a disadvantage as I am not a photographer, but was still able to learn a great deal.  This is a painting we developed from start to finish using his techniques.  Be sure to click on it large to get the full value.

I  hope to be posting several other paintings throughout the next weeks.

I hope everyone is having a glorious day!


  1. Yea you are back, I know you enjoyed your class it shows. Anxious to see what else you have done. Welcome home

  2. Absolutely beautiful, you are a very talented artist.
    hugs, Amy

  3. Beautiful piece! Glad you enjoyed yourself! It shows up in this work!