Saturday, November 10, 2007
Karlyn Holman Workshop
My first class yesterday was with Karlyn Holman (http://www.karlynholman.com) -- whose work I've admired and whose books and DVDs have a permanent place on my bookshelf and in my travel materials. I took a class with Karlyn last year where we used mixed media (watercolor pencils and watercolor) to produce loose flowers (http://viewfromtheoak.blogspot.com/search?q=Karen+Vernon).
This workshop, however, used more traditional methods of glazing-- with a twist -- painting the shadows FIRST. Karlyn provided the drawing so we could spend three hours focusing on how to approach the painting, how our paints (Winsor-Newton) worked in water, compliments, glazing, and how she used an Oriental brush to 'throw' paint for an 'alla prima' loose look to the foliage. FABULOUS!
I was thrilled to be allowed to join her 'full' class today where we'll continue focusing on this method as we paint an Italian-looking doorway ---!!
It's been a BLAST!
More to come ....