Seascape Workshop

It’s been fun to be a student again — and getting to paint from 9 till 4 every day for two weeks with a lively, dedicated and talented group of seascape painters was quite an experience. Byron Pickering, long-time Oregon coast seascape painter, taught his annual workshop right here in Lincoln City and I was thrilled to learn it was happening and be included.

Artists came from all over: Hawaii, Georgia, Germany, Australia and Canada. And they were talented and skilled. I’ve posted the four paintings we did over the two-week workshop. Byron is a studio painter, working from memory and imagination, rather than photographs. He captures the stormy, misty coast better than anyone I’ve seen.

Color and Vision

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Here’s a site where you can take a color vision test.  It’s a Pantone site, and very interesting. I didn’t get a screen shot, but trust me, the test is interesting and easy to do. I scored #12 points. Out of 1010, that’s not too bad. Zero is perfect. But, who’s perfect?

Anyway, I am researching  a bit on color and vision. I discovered that there are many women who see additional colors. They have an extra cone in their retina, which recognizes more colors than most of us. Maybe I need to get one? I love color in my paintings but find it is difficult to handle. Anyway, more on “tetrachromacy,” as I figure it out. Meanwhile, take the test, see what you think (or what you see, actually). Or, what you actually think you see. . . .