Monday, February 8, 2010

Another Austin Workshop Piece

12" x 16" oil on stretched canvas
$395.00 + $10. s/h
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This is another piece from Laurel Daniel's workshop.  This piece started with a line and mass block-in.  Laurel gave us a great hand-out which explained this time honored, classic approach.

For the block-in you are to spread the pigments thinly, scumble and scrub in.  In the top practice, I had my pigment too thick, and mixed it w/ too much linseed oil, so I tried again.  In the bottom practice I started to get it.  Laurel uses a neutral mix of alizaron, french ultramarine and raw umber.  She uses this for her starts, as well as for a mixture throughout the painting.  Todays mix appears blacker than the one I showed you on my last post.  This just shows the lines, not masses, blocked in.
Here's Laurel demonstrating.  She was so prepared.  She had several samples (on the left wall) to show us step by step how to do different starts.


Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Gorgeous finish! Love all the subtle shades in your lemons. Very dramatic. Like the dark background - similar to what we talked about before. So glad you didn't try it on the tomatoes painting.

loriann said...

Beautiful color harmony. Thanks for blogging about your experience.

Dana Cooper said...

How wonderful for you that you were a part of such a great group of artists..thanks for sharing it all. Your work looks great!

Pam Holnback said...

Debbi, The lemons were a fun challenge, warm and cool shades at the same time!

Thanks Loriann, Hear you're expecting more snow!

Dana, it is a great group!

Karen Bruson said...

Well, it looks as though you got it with the underpainting because the results came out great. Wonderful composition, too.

julie davis said...

So glad you enjoyed Laurel's workshop--she's fantastic. I've awarded you the "Sunshine Award" for creativity and positivity in blogging. Check it out on my blog if you have time.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, The completed painting looks great! I didn't get to see the finished version in our class, but love the way it turned out!! Seeing your photos reminds me of what a fun workshop we had! So glad we could all be there!

Pam Holnback said...

Karen, So glad you're back and I am so thrilled for you and your new studio!

Julie, Thanks for the award! I'll pass it on soon!

Thanks Nancy, Hope we can get together again!

Laurel Daniel said...

It was so fun to see your paintings and read about your time in Austin! I have finally gotten to catch up with you and love seeing what you are doing. Hope all is well with you!!!