6" x 8" oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h
The 4th day of Jill Carver's workshop was spent painting old buildings on the back streets of Rico. Rico, Colorado has a population of 250, so there aren't really many side and back streets! Like many old western towns, Rico had a much larger population in the mining days. Many of the buildings are old mining structures, or from that era.
Then shed on the right has seen better days and parts of it are falling over. The challenge here was do I fix it a little or not?! I am aware that the windows are tilted, but, they were that way!
Some of Jill's points from this day:
--Use your sketchbook to try out different compositional ideas.
--From your thumbnail sketch draw your concept on the canvas, work only from your thumbnail at this point, you have already processed what is necessary information and what isn't.
--Stick to simple shapes and simple masses. Make sure that you convey your original concept.
--Try to shoot for 3 or 4 main masses, no more than 5.
--Keep the masses strong, use large brushes to block in the main shapes.