Caldas de Monchique – revisited and an online mixed media workshop

My friend, M. ( the same person as from my previous posts) has been taking some online workshops, and mentioned this to me. After a while my curiosity after seeing the results of M. and others, got me out of my comfort zone of familiar working practices just long enough to try one of the workshops. It was interesting and challenging, as it was supposed to be a purely abstract workshop (though students were asked to draw in some figurative sections). The course is by Judy Woods Art. Here are the results of my efforts…

Number one
Number two
Number three

I was working much quicker and more spontaneously that I would normally do (as I’d be working from a sketch).

You will probably notice the landscape reference in two of these paintings, from my sketches of Barranco do Pisoes. Number two painting is also landscape based, from my drawing of rocks in the stream. It was an interesting foray into exploring landscape painting using abstraction. I am curious to extend this into further work. I´ll let you know how it goes!

Meanwhile, I decided it was time for an up to date painting of the Caldas de Monchique. Views around here change over time as the trees grow or get cut down. I made the sketch just up the road from the entrance, where I climbed a low-ish wall into the shrubbery.

Caldas de Monchique, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60cm 450

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Thanks for reading, and until next time,

with best wishes,

Liz

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Artist living and working near Monchique, Portugal

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