Saturday, July 3, 2010

Michael Klein Workshop Day 3

100 Garden & Flower Oil Paintings - 31/100

Day 3 of Michael Klein's workshop was spent on one still life.  Because this was not enough time to complete one, I chose to focus in on the main gladiola bloom and lightly block in the rest of the flowers. 
His palette includes:  Titanium white, Raw sienna light, Yellow ochre pale, Cad yellow pale, Cad orange, Cad red deep, Burnt sienna, Alizaron crimson, Raw umber, Burnt umber, Cobalt blue, Ultramarine, blue, Ivory black, Cobalt violet and Viridian green.  This is a much different palette than I'm used to, making it a great challenge.  Many of these colors I'd never used; he uses Cobalt violet only for mixing, not for flower colors.

Here's a picture of most of the workshop.  Michael, center, has a show at Arcadia Gallery. 

One evening we went to the Broadway show Jersey Boys.  The show, recommended by blogger friend Carol Schiff, was wonderful.  I lived in New Jersey from 1964 - 1970 so I knew every song they sang!


LindaHunt said...

You have certainly done some wonderful painting in these two studies. You must be enjoying the class. Very nice!!!

Marian Fortunati said...

WOW... This is absolutely stunning Pam!!!

Art with Liz said...

This is really terrific Pam - and it sounds as if you're loving every minute of the workshop!

Cathyann said...

Your brushwork is incredible in this one, Pam. Beautiful job.

AutumnLeaves said...

Gorgeous photo of your workshop group, Pam. The gladiola is just exquisite too!

Susan Roux said...

Your gladiola is wonderful! Definition on the focal point and everything else, subdued. Its a recipe for a striking painting every time! Well done. Looks like a great workshop.

Victor Errington said...

Hi Pam.
Absolutely wonderful painting, beautiful infact. All the best.

Dana Cooper said...

This is so lovely Pam, it looks sensitively painted, thanks for sharing!

Pam Holnback said...

Linda, Thank you. The class was great.

Thank you Marian, So appreciate your thoughts.

Liz, Thanks, and yes i loved the workshop.

Thank you Cathyann, Michael uses Langnickel brushes, which I had never used before. They're very soft. A much different feel for me.

Sherry, Thanks. I like to include group photos. Makes us all a little more human.

Thank you Susan, This was my favorite of the 3. And, I thought I'd use the focal technique again.

Vic, Thank you so much for your words.

Thank you Dana, After doing this piece, I thought I'd enjoy a series of glads done like this.
Thank you Dana,

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, This sounds like a wonderful class! Beautiful painting, love the soft colors.

Mary Anne Cary said...

Nice floral paintings, looks like a great class. Love your sister's painting too, very nice! Nice to see the 2 styles.

Edward Burton said...

Love the sophisticated colors, Pam - very elegant.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

PAM, Love the glads and the way you put the focus on one flower. Great one!

Glad to hear you got to see Jersey Boys. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Thanks so much for the link.

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your workshop experience. I just returned from Colorado Springs—
you live in a beautiful city!

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful paintings! Where did you live in Jersey?