Monday, August 19, 2013
Walsingham Gallery Painting Demonstration by Janis Sanders
One of those, Janis Sanders, gave a painting demonstration for several hours on Sunday. Mr. Sanders is a tall, lanky fellow with gray hair which he wears in a pony tail. Apparently he sold insurance in Dallas at one time, because we agreed that the skies of Texas were as blue as the skies in his paintings. After starting (and succeeding) with a landscape business, he started studying at the Massachusetts School of Fine Art... and the rest is history.
He says he likes to paint en plein air and will do so on canvases up to three feet on a side. There were also canvases as big as 60 inches wide and as small as 6.
After a quick 90 minutes he put his knife down and said he couldn't think what else to do, so it was done.
He signs and dates his work on the back.
After his demo he was generous with his time and attention, answering questions from me and another painter (as opposed to collector/buyers). A different gallery has a YouTube video of him.
It was almost as good as spending the afternoon painting.