Just completed a wonderful two day workshop
"Expressive Paintings fro Photos"
at South Shore Art Center
with 10 amazing artists.
Here was my demo from the first day.
Notice how I divide the palette in half,
darks on the right, lights on the left.
A great way to keep your colors clean!
The first exercise was a value study plus one color.
I had them plan out the value plan directly on the image.
Then the "Limited Stroke" exercise,
where they had to count the strokes ahead of time,
again, right on the image.
And here is just a sampling of the incredible work done
from photos the rest of the time.
This gal used an image she took by pausing
her TV during a movie!
She was able to capture the men's fear and the
cold, eerie feeling of the scene beautifully
in this painting.
Every value, color and stroke was geared toward that goal.
As always, I learn so much from these workshops.
A great big thanks to all the talented and dynamic
My batteries are re-charged and I am ready to go!