Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jill Carver Workshop Day 3

Aspen Mass
6" x 8" oil on board
$100.00 + $10.00 s/h

The third day of Jill Carver's workshop was spent studying composition and design.  We reviewed points made by both Carlson and Payne.   We spent a good part of the day in an aspen grove.  Each student was given a card with one of Edgar Payne's outdoor painting composition guides.  This was a great way to approach the days piece.  It was much easier to walk around and look for a "grouped mass" (which is what the above piece is) than to just walk around trying to find a great painting.


Here's Jill doing a demo in the aspen grove.  
Some of her points from this day were:
--be aware of why you want to paint something; what drew you to that scene or object.
--before you start painting, walk around a little more to see what else is there.
--don't paint a post card.  Emphasize a point, go close-up

8 comments:

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Gorgeous! Love your composition with the trees on the left. As well as the delightful colors.

Linda Popple said...

This is a really a nice painting and I like the trees massed together in one spot. I'm learning from your commentary - thank you!

Cathyann said...

Looks like you are having a great learning experience again, Pam. I like her work a lot. Saw some at Easton Md. Thanks for sharing with us.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Beautiful! I love your thoughts from your workshop. Those are important points!

Dana Cooper said...

Thanks for sharing your workshop experience, these trees are beautiful!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Debbi. Glad you like the "grouped mass".

Linda, Thank you. A great thing about blogging, we all learn.

Thank you Cathyann, She spoke about the Easton workshop. Sounds like a great location.

Nancy, Thanks. A few more workshop posts to come.

Thank you Dana, The colors here this fall are spectacular.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

The colors are glorious.

Pam Holnback said...

Claire, thank you. So glad you like the colors!