Birthday food! Yes this was my birthday dinner at the newly revamped Wild Fork in Utica Square. I tried to get reservations at Amelia's downtown, but they were booked solid. For my birthday I wanted to go to a restaurant and ORDER OFF A MENU! It wasn't our first time out to eat since all the lock down stuff but the other places were small lunch places, this was BIRTHDAY DINNER! It was a great birthday all the way around.
This week started off with a workshop. Finally, a workshop. The last one that was scheduled was for May with Patrick Saunders, and was canceled because of Covid-19. I was in great need to be with other artists and learn. (We all were masked during the workshop!) Luckily my friend and incredible artist (one of the top in the field in the US), Derek Penix had one. My studio partner, Linda is better friends with Derek and always enlists her to help him set up workshops in Tulsa, so I was able to jump right in. This may be his last one in Tulsa as his entire family has moved to California and in fact this workshop was on his way out of town. Derek can be a bit manic in the delivery of his knowledge he has to share with you, but well worth it. He is absolutely amazing to watch and to listen too. I was able to get this little Indigo Bunting finished in his class and posted it on Facebook and Instagram later in the evening. I had three people interested in purchasing it and sold it to one of our cabin friends for a birthday present (they don't read this blog.) So I know he is going to a loving home.
Watching Derek paint his famous peaches is just something to see. He starts out so very abstract with swooshes and swipes and all of a sudden, peaches start appearing.
I own four Derek Penix paintings and now count this latest one as mine too...FIVE, I own.
OMG...I love this one and he was hesitant on letting it go because it was one of his favorites, but now, it's MINE!