Labor of LoveOver the weekend I had some time to relax and finally read Mary Whyte’s book “Working South” that I had purchased at the Watermedia Expo in Buffalo. I had the tremendous opportunity to sit in a roundtable with her along with other great artist and ask anything we wanted. I also took the workshop with Mary, although it was a little crowded, I would guess 50 artist and 2 models. I did a “mental” happy dance when she used my sketch as an example…woohoo…shh…quietly. She’s such a humble, smart and talented woman. She will be history, like Mary Cassatt and Georgia O’Keefe. I’ve reposted the interview by CBS, titled “labor of love”.
Once I started reading the book, I couldn’t put it down. The book is not about the history of the south, it’s about depicting what our future will not see. It’s a visual feeling by an accomplished and talented artist. I hope one day I can see the tour up close! She mentioned at the roundtable what a perfectionist she is, sometimes she’ll redo a painting 13 times till she gets it’s “right”! I want to be her shredder!