Sunday, June 30, 2013

Workshop Lessons

I was happy to participate in a plein air painting workshop with instructor and fabulous artist, Marc R. Hanson based at the Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey, MI. This workshop followed the weekend opening of the Oil Painters of America (OPA) Summer Salon Show. The show will be in the center until August 31, 2013. If you get a chance to see this fabulous exhibit, please look for my painting, "River Banks - Spring Thaw". 

Marc Hanson's demo on using a simple black and white value study and then painting those same values with color.
Square one on left is the scene with four values in black and white, below that is the same using color.

My attempt using the same exercise of Bear River.
My painting of the same scene using those principles of simple value structure.
"Rushing River", oil, 8x10
Marc doing a demo the next day at Bill's Farm Market. Here the demo is on using the same simple value structure and quickly painting in the large shapes using three - five values and color.

Below are several of my studies from that day of painting.


gene sampson said...

Interesting to see how you incorporated his lesson into your painting. Thanks for sharing this!

hmuxo said...

LOVE the progression in this painting, Kathleen. thank you for sharing it with looks fantastic.!!

barbara schilling said...

Great Kathie! I love the progress photos!