Saturday, September 12, 2009

Weekend With The Masters 2


This morning I attended a demo by David Leffel as part of the Weedend With The Masters, sponsored by American Artist Magazine, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. David has so much knowledge and so many years experience of painting and sharing that it's amazing. I have read the book "Oil Painting Secrets From A Master" by Linda Cateura but listening to him speak and watching him do even a short demo was wonderful. As the workshop title says, he truly is a master.

Some of his points were:
-everyone paints the way they do because of the way they think. if you want to get better, change the way you think.
-"essentially, I paint light and shadow"
-a painting always has movement, irregardless of the subject matter
-it is better to be definately wrong, than tentatively right
-Edges: an open edge continues, a hard edge stops. Alternate your edges: hard, soft, hard, soft.
Of course, there was so much more.

7 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Auuuughhh! I would have LOVED to hear this - but you are so kind to share!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Thank you so much for all the tips from the masters...it must have been amazing!

Sandra Galda said...

WOW WHAT A TREAT! Amazing opportunity! Good for you! Thanks for sharing!

Dean H. said...

Quang Ho...David Leffel...I envy you! To hear and see such enormous talent would be so great!

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks all, Yes, it was an incredible weekend. How lucky for me that Am. Artist & the FAC got together and this was right here in Colo. Springs!...more to come!

Celeste Bergin said...

ahhhh what a wonderful thing..David Leffel! I am certain you will hear his voice in your head from now on. Too cool

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

How wonderful for you. Thank you for sharing.