As part of the HEAVEN & EARTH exhibit at Fresh Paint Gallery in La Jolla where I exhibited 5 of my contemporary ink paintings, on Saturday, December 15, 2019, I gave an Art Talk and a demonstration to the public. Like a docent tour at a museum, my Art Talk offered insights in to my paintings, an explanation of how I paint, and most importantly, what inspires me.
The demo was pure fun!
I set the stage for this demonstration by telling a little story of a recent retreat I made and my hikes up the mountain at sunrise. This helped my audience to visualize what I was about to create. I spread out a large piece of felt on the floor and using my giant brushes did a fast painting on handmade rice straw paper, explaining my process and techniques as painted.