Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Back at it!! 18x24 Sumac Class Demonstration

The last couple months have been very interesting to say the least!  My kids, Paige and Nick and I moved.  Six months ago was the start of a long process of selling our house of 15 years and buying a new one (OLD one, 140 years old one!) where we now live out in the country (just 6 miles from the home we left) and I will have my studio along with 15 very paintable acres.  Exciting times, but challenging for sure!  And Painting, this is the longest stretch I have gone without painting since I was pregnant with my now 13 year old son.  It was about 6 weeks of no painting, ugh!  Classes started back up a few weeks ago in full swing, and thanks to one of my students who took these pictures of my block in demo I can share them with you.  This painting was a 2 hour demo done from a study and my photo using my Mac.  The demo was on blocking in large shapes of color to create harmony in your landscape.  All I can say is it's good to be 'Back At It!!'  :)  












4 comments:

Bruce Trewin said...

Interesting demo. I would have abandoned the painting by about stage three. It all seemed to come together quite late in the process. I have been struggling with, for me, a new technique of a fully developed tonal underpainting using transparent pigments alone, as taught by Donald Jurney, then applying thin glazes of colour letting the painting develop slowly. Completely different approach but each results in a great painting. I must admit your's is quicker.

Bruce Trewin said...

Interesting demo. I would have abandoned the painting by about stage three. It all seemed to come together quite late in the process. I have been struggling with, for me, a new technique of a fully developed tonal underpainting using transparent pigments alone, as taught by Donald Jurney, then applying thin glazes of colour letting the painting develop slowly. Completely different approach but each results in a great painting. I must admit your's is quicker.

Lee said...

Very cool. I am such a wimp when it comes to blocking in big swatches of color. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Marrazzo said...

BEAUTIFUL!