Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Margaret Roseman Workshop
Margaret is an excellent instructor who began our fast-moving three hours with theory explaining how light worked, how it moved through value changes around variously shaped objects.
We then each drew from references we brought or she had -- while she helped each of us correct our drawings.
Margaret then demonstrated how she added various richly pigmented paints to her painting, increasing value changes as she painted -- and then it was our turn to give it a try.
We were using dabs of Holbein Paint -- our palettes didn't arrive on time and so we were using palette paper -- a bit difficult to maneuver. I have to say that by this time in the weekend's activities, I was sorely tired! and so I had a bit of trouble getting on paper what I wanted to do -- OR a complete reflection of what Margaret was teaching. I wound up getting her lessons applied to the POT -- but completely missed the free, more abstract approach to the flowers.
Instead, I put on paint, took off paint, lifted, molded, and finally decided that it was the best I could do for now.
Still, her approach, richly applied paints, less fussing, a bit of abstract, large shapes first, values following the light, were all excellent, and ones I need to incorporate.
I have one more for tomorrow..