24 July, 2012
Riverwalk and class paintings
About time to replenish sold paintings at the Riverwalk Gallery. We are allowed 8 paintings at a time. These night scenes sell real well and I still love to do them so that is a happy thing. Another happy thing is the 2 day workshop that I just finished with a group of really nice artists from Huntsville. I had them go through my process of cropping off the photo and then doing a preliminary drawing first to establish the design and placement of things before jumping into the painting part. Just handling the paint and colors is hard enough so a drawing first really helps me to decide what looks good where. Then I am at least confident that my painting has a chance at being successful if I can then get the colors and brushwork working! We did a "paint along" using this photo of the tomatos and the bowl. I wish the shadows in the pic were a little less tricky, but I think everyone started to look at the colors as shapes and at least started thinking about the importance of edges.