Monday, July 25, 2016

Long Island (continued)


I neglected to add a few paintings from the Duane Keiser workshop and one painting done since the workshop incorporating his best I could.  Certainly not even close to Duane's work, but you get the idea.

From 7/21/16 workshop participation, Greenport, LI

An initial "Premier Coup" attempt.  Total time spent 1.5hrs from a bird bath in my backyard.  

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Few Days on Long Island


I've recently returned from a three day workshop run by Duane Keiser in Greenport, LI.  I learned a lot, met some wonderful people and spent a good deal of time painting.  Except for having to transverse the Long Island Expressway it was a perfect week.

If you're a painter and you want to up your game a bit and explore what's possible for you and your art; take a Duane Keiser workshop.  Ok, unpaid testimonial complete; now to the evidence:

The first exercise involved painting the same still life over and over in 30 seconds.  Paint, wipe it off and do it again.  Finally, Duane gave us 10 minutes to do the still life and the results are above.  Not bad for 10 minutes if I do say so..

The second day included a slightly more complex still life.  Emphasis on color and how those colors relate to one another.  You could have heard a pin drop the afternoon the limited class worked on their pieces.  I enjoyed the work immensely.  More details next time.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

After the Layoff


Completed the fourth dog of 2016 and I think he's the most handsome.   He's titled: "You Looking at Me?"

I've discovered I'm a much better alla prima painter than a traditional multi-session painter.  Once I get the sketch/drawing on the canvas and start applying the paint; if I can push myself to keep going, the finished work is much better than if I worked lots of sessions.  I fuss too much and it shows; for instance:

This landscape is months in the making and it's still not quite finished.  Too much fussing.  Maybe there's a 12 step group for artistic fussing.