Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jill Carver Workshop Day 2

Cottonwoods Near Rico
8" x 10" oil on canvas on board

I am in Rico, Colorado taking a 5 day plein air workshop from Jill Carver.  The first day of class we did value studies, which I may post at  a later date.  Today, we painted near town in a beautiful spot surrounded by Cottonwood trees.  Our palette today consisted only of Ultramarine Blue, Cad Red Light, Cad Yellow Light and White.  My personal palette is a bit more extensive than that so this was a great challenge. 

Here is Jill demonstrating in the Cottonwood grove.  Before heading outside we met in the old Courthouse to review color theory.  Some of her points:
--Look for color harmony throughout the painting.
--Be aware of your main motif and adjust the color palette to support it.
--Boost some colors and subdue others.
--A warm against a cool and a cool against a warm creates a "pop" in a painting.


Leovi said...

Great style, nice colors.
Powerful stroke, the work is expressed with great force

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam,beautiful painting! Thank you for sharing the ideas from class, with us! I love hearing these little painting tips! Hope to hear some more!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Leovi, So glad you like the work.

Nancy, Thank you. I will post more.

Celeste Bergin said...

impressionist! I like the dappled light. I look forward to see what else you paint in the workshop. I know Jill
Carver is a great painter!

susan hong-sammons said...

I'm so glad I took the time to catch up with your work on your blog. I particular am draw to the painting you did of Rico. You caught a trick kind of sunlit so beautifully. Love looking at it over and over again.