Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Open Studio with Patti Rice

I'm thrilled to be taking a class with a local artist/teacher, Patti Rice. Not only is she extremely gifted in creating portraits, and gorgeous landscapes and still lifes in various mediums, but she is an incredible teacher. Patti is known for her beautiful pastel portraits. She has taught classes to children for years, turning out students with work that is mind-boggling. (she also teaches adults, but it's the kid's work that most astounds me) I've seen the work in many places, and each time I see one of the pastel images her students create I am amazed..and wish I had been able to take classes at a young age from her...(but now I'm happily fulfilling that wish as an adult!)
I am having a blast learning...each person in the open studio class is working on a different project, in a different medium. It's wonderful. (besides..it's heavenly just being out of the house in a studio where I can create undistracted)

2 comments:

Ginger*:)* said...

Amy, it sounds like heaven! You MUST show us what you create. To be in an open studio working in the way you want and having the peace to create has to be an excellent experience. Patti Rice's work is beautiful, soft and full of feeling. I wish you great delight in this adventure.

Amy C. Moreno said...

Ginger,
Thanks. It is wonderful to be with such a skilled artist and teacher. I've taken art classes in school and out of school, and she's one of the best teachers I've ever had as far as explaining how things work and why....which makes a huge difference.
I'll try to post a pic when it's done.