Saturday, February 6, 2010

Austin Workshop

12" x 12" oil on stretched canvas
$295.00 + $10. s/h
please contact me if interested

My husband and I just got back from a two week road trip to Texas.  The main purpose of the trip was a workshop reunion in Austin.  In September 2008 I took a workshop in Santa Fe from Carol Marine.  Since then many of us have blogged, emailed, visited, and stayed in touch.  Several of the group organized a workshop/reunion taught by Laurel Daniel.  What a great 3 days we had.  

Laurel uses a limited palette: cad lemon, cad yellow deep, cad red light, alizarin, pthalo blue, french ultramarine, raw umber and titanium white.  This lesson was a full color shape block in starting w/ a  value block in, then laying in the colors on top of the values.  Above are my value block in and finished still life. 

We all had dinner one night at Debbi Smith Rourke's house.  Top photo:  Karen, Amy Hillenbrand, Kelley Macdonald, Carol Marine, Judith, Debbi, Laurel.  Bottom photo:  Jane, Diane White, Lois, Robin, Nancy Hartley.  (I put the last names and links for fellow bloggers.)

More about the workshop and our trip to be posted soon.


Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Beautiful. Laurel was right about the subtle colors in background making the foreground really pop and sing! Was SO wonderful to have you in Austin - went way too fast. Thanks for posting all the pics and links. Can't wait to see any pics from Big Bend. xoxo

Dean H. said...

Great painting, Pam! Love the composition and color application. I like how the value painting shows through in places!

Cathyann said...

Looking good! Can't wait to hear so envious to have those bloggers and artists to paint with.....lucky you, Pam.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Great post! I love how your painting turned out, just beautiful. I was happy to see the block in photo, along side the finsihed painting. Thank you for including the links to our blogs! Wonderful!

Pam Holnback said...

Debbi, It was wonderful to be there!

Thanks Dean, Laurel starts all of her pieces w/ the value grisaille. It's like letting the toned canvas show through.

Cathyann, It is a great group to paint with! I'm thrilled to have met them and have this group!

Thanks Nancy, I think when blogging about workshops it helps to show all the steps.

Karen Martin said...

Welcome home, Pam. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip! The lemon painting looks beautiful! can't wait to see what's next.

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Karen, Hope to see you blogging soon!