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