Friday, April 17, 2009
Working with Acrylics
Paint-splattered jeans, a western hat and flip flops make the artist!
Fairhope artist and instructor Bill Harrison finished a three-day whirlwind workshop at Selma's Performing Arts Centre Thursday.
"...Just have the courage to jump right in and slam it down!" he told participants.
They completed four acrylic paintings and learned numerous techniques. Now don't you just love the rooster? It reminds me of Country French decor, although it could be Lower Alabama Rurality!
Anyway, Harrison is known for painting colorful landscapes depicting life on the Gulf Coast and rich still lifes. He told his Selma students that "I can give you tools; I can't give you heart. Only courage can give you heart."
The workshop was sponsored by Arts Revive.
View more workshop photographs HERE.