Sunday, November 16, 2008

Painting Outside the Lines - Karlyn Holman

A very 'different' approach (and scene) for me from Karlyn's workshop "Painting Outside the Lines" ... the idea here is to paint in swaths of colors, again with a path of light and a path of dark, some negative painting, all the while using the drawing as the basis that holds the rather abstract watercolor shapes together.

We had a 2nd painting to do in this workshop that I haven't finished -- it uses a similiar method but with a bit more of traditional painting ...

The workshop I took last night was on abstracts -- Karlyn's are magnificent! And her texturing techniques - seran wrap, wax paper, gauze, collage papers, unryu papers and the like were a lot of fun. I have the underpaintings done on 2 of them -- but alas, 3 hours is simply NOT enough time to get them all finished! LOL

I've a full day workshop today, similar I think to the one involving the Sunflowers. It'll be wonderful to reinforce some of those ideas!

I come home to a real dinner, company and getting ready to head out tomorrow to another insane work week ... so I'll be behind again on responding to your very kind and most encouraging notes. I promise to respond as soon as I can! Forgive me .. it's been a lot of early, early mornings and late late nights and a ton of driving in between!

7 comments:

squawmama said...

That was an interesting painting... I liked it a lot... Don't you worry one bit about getting back to us... when your finished with all your workshops and all... we'll still be here... Have great fun learning all your new techniques...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Teri C said...

Very lovely Lin. It looks like the buildings are pen lines with the added color.

I am ordering her book! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow; very interesting. She is incredible and you are doing a magnificent job of showing us by your beautiful work. Whew. I'm tired just reading about your hectic days and nights. But oh so much fun and knowledge all wrapped up into one.
Hugs and Love,
Lorraine

Linda said...

I like this one very very much! Very much, indeed!

Rachel H said...

That's such a beautiful painting - I just read your detail about it very avidly as I'd love to use the technique myself but I'm not sure I could pull it off like that! I adore what you've done with the vegetation at the front - is it spattered? It just works so well.

Jona said...

A painting of great impact.

caseytoussaint said...

This is really successful. You are doing such amazing things in your workshops!