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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Whidbey Island, WA Workshop

My friend Deb and I flew out to Seattle on Thursday morning, toured around, went to a couple of art stores, had a delicious lunch then made our way across the ferry to Whidbey Island. There were hilarious adventures in getting lost, found, lost, found, lost and found just trying to get away from the airport as well as meeting Mad Madge in the ferry line up! We stayed in a wonderful cabin on Goss Lake, enjoying the canoe and hot tub.

We were both there to learn and enjoy Dreama Tolle Perry's 3 day oil painting workshop. The picture below is of my name tag....perfect! Each tag was different and we read them out when we introduced ourselves at the beginning of the 3 day workshop.

Dreama talked to our group and then started a demo working from a picture. She painted a brilliantly coloured under painting and then we painted ours (from the same picture). We went back and forth about 3 times watching Dreama demo then working on our own painting. Deb and I wanted to finish ours so we stayed and closed the place up for the night.

12" x 12" Oil on linen board
I enjoyed the whole experience of painting this. I had never painted a 12" x 12" format before and really like the size. I finally found a way to enjoy the Caribbean Blue oil paint and freely created. I was using the colours Dreama recommended for the workshop.


  1. Okay.. tried to put a comment up before, but it didn't work, so will try again. LOVE this Karen. Especially the contrast and clarity of the jar holding the flowers. It is like a focal point drawing you in. Love that blue.

  2. So funny and so true... But we always ended up finding our way!! This picture looks awesome Karen. At first glance I thought you posted Dreama's!! Dang you're good! Love it.

  3. Thanks Susan and Deb. The picture was a still life Dreama took and the whole class painted it. It was amazing to see all the paintings, they were all so different, just like our signatures.

    Loved the whole extended weekend Deb, we will have to see who is having a workshop there next year!