Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Flowers in Vase - Karlyn Holman Workshop
So -- back to a few more workshop paintings.
Here, we worked on, once more, a path of light, popping out certain features of the pre-drawn image, working negatively to darken some areas to make them 'pop.' We worked on background textures and techniques -- such as the checkerboard pattern -- but most importantly, working light areas against dark areas, dark areas against light areas -- despite our reference!! The important thing here was the painting and what was needed in it to make it glow, or make it special, or make it sing, despite the reference from which we were working.
Niow to remember THAT point!! LOL
It's absolutely freezing here. Temps are in the 20sF and there's a chance of a few snow flurries .. SNOW!!! It was only 2 weeks ago that we had record highs in the 80s!!! No wonder there is so much sniffling and flu going around. Stay warm and stay well!!!!