Friday, November 13, 2009
Arches 140# CP
On the second day with Karlyn Holman, we painted in a more traditional style of capturing the shadows first in cobalt and permanent magenta - then painting OVER the shadows in local colors. This is a view of one of the abbeys in France. I thought I'd try painting a landscape from somewhere other than Italy! LOL
The idea behind this lesson, also taught while we WERE in Italy, is to capture the shadows as quickly as possible, especially while location, since they are changing minute by minute. Once this is done, the constantly changing light isn't a factor is the result of the painting - since the shadows were established FIRST. I believe Karlyn has published this idea in her last two books. It was fun, and truly by doing the shadows first, the painting almost painted itself very, very quickly.
This two-day workshop ended far too soon - but oh did we have a grand time.
Yesterday, we began our classes at Art in the Carolinas -- and guess who was the first person we ran into? Karlyn! LOL
We're still encased in clouds and rain - so being indoors has been a blessing. After our class yesterday (more on this tomorrow), we dashed down to Smithfield for a long Board meeting. They passed our budget (THANK YOU!) - but the almost two hour drive home in the rain and dark made for a very long and tiring day.
We return to Jerry's today for another two classes. There is so much to absorb in such a short time --- and I'm running into folks I haven't seen in years! I so hope to find a way to be able to take more classes throughout the year. Condensing my art education into one week a year sure can be tough!! LOL
Have a great day!