Sunday, March 14, 2010
Lake - A Lesson from Allan Kirk
I painted this from a lesson by Allan Kirk a month or so ago, but wanted to post it today to share his new Youtube video art lesson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL0UsEuG9JA) .... he demonstrates his French Window - the first lesson of his I tried.... It's a wonderful view into his impressionistic methods and ideas ... and I'm very excited to tell you about it! (No, no affiliations except an admiration of his work and a wonderful friendship with his wife, Lesley!) LOL
What I like about his approach to watercolor is the 'unifying' wash done at the beginning of the painting -- how it ties the colors together so nicely. Tony Couch does the same thing as does Laurie Humble. But this approach to a painting was new to me, and though I don't use it for every painting, I do like the results and was glad to have the opportunity to learn it from Allan.
The sun broke through all the grey yesterday and C and I spent a good part of the day doing some shopping and chores. It's raining hard right now and C's got his musician friends coming by later, so I think it will be a good day to cozy in and paint.
Thank you for your most kind comments yesterday ... your kindness really helps me get over those terrible days of self-doubt.
Take care today -- and I hope the sun is shining wherever you are! Enjoy Allan's video ...!