Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shadow and Light

6" x 8" oil on panel
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During the Weekend with the Masters workshop, one of Kevin Macpherson's class exercises was to create a small piece which had 3/4 shadow and 1/4 light. During one of Skip Whitcomb's talks and demos he said that you should not have equal detail in the light and shadow. He also said that painting in the field is a place for fun and experimentation. So, this past weekend painting in the mountains, I tried to put all of this together in one exercise. I worked for 3/4 shadow w/ more detail, and 1/4 light w/ less detail. I think I've got about 1/3 2/3s, but a fun experiment.

A great benefit of blogging and the web world is meeting new people. I have met so many people through my blog. Today I got to meet a blogger friend in person! I spent a good part of the day w/ Cathyann Burgess from Richmond, Va. She and her husband are spending a month in Denver, Colorado visiting their son and his family. She drove down to the Springs, we met at the Garden of the Gods, had a great tour (I'm a pretty good guide!), went to lunch and visited galleries. What a world we live in! Visit her blog if you're not familiar w/ her work!


Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is a fun piece with all the experiment that works!
How fun that you and Cathyann got together!!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I agree that blogging is an enriching experience - friend-wise! I like your experiment! Interesting advice - thinking about the amount of detail.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, I love your educational tidbits in your blog posts! Thank you for passing on these great ideas! Your posts are not only wonderful visualy, but intellectually terrfic!

Pam Holnback said...

Dana, Thanks. Cathyann and I had a great day. So good to have new friends.

Kelley, Workshops do get us thinking and learning. Good for the old mind!

Thanks Nancy, I'm happy to share what I hear. Repeating it helps me learn it!

Cathyann said...

Hi Pam,
This is a great example of what you explained to me when we met. I am practicing it right now!
Isn't it amazing; all the colors you see in a tree?