Friday, February 19, 2010

Diane Maxey at AAG

I, and four of my SCG artist friends traveled to Phoenix Tuesday night for the monthly Arizona Artists Guild meeting. This month's meeting included a demonstration by the famed Diane Maxey. I took many photos, and will share a few here. She brought several paintings that had purportedly been in the back of a closet for awhile because they were BORRRRRING (her intonation) and worked her magic on them for the demo. Of course, any of us would have been thrilled to create something even close to her boring paintings! Her reds are to die for, so vivid and eye-catching. It was a good evening and we all enjoyed the demo and seeing her again. The last demo I caught of hers was at an Arizona Watercolor Assoc. meeting several years ago, she painted geraniums then. Red of course! To quote her from the first demo I watched of hers...if it ain't got red in it it ain't worth paintin'!, this said in her Texas accent.


Michelle Himes said...

You are so lucky to have been able to attend this demo, Susan. I love Diane Maxey's paintings!

Anonymous said...

Hello Susan, my name is Cynthia and I have a mixed media painting called Poplar painting by Diane Maxey as well as one of her early watercolors. Do you know anyone who would be interested in buying on or both of them? You can reach me at 480-278-6632. Thank you