Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Value Figures

Value Figures
9" x 12" Oil
$195.00 + $10. s/h

I just returned from a 10 day trip to California which involved: a family wedding in San Diego, a visit with our daughter in San Francisco, a day with fellow blogger and friend Nancy Hartley (we saw the Stein collection of Matisse's, Picasso's, and more at SFMOMA), a visit with my college roommate, and a Peggi Kroll Roberts workshop.  Every minute of the trip was great!

I'll be posting from Peggi's workshop over the next few days.  Each morning of the workshop started with 10 one minute almost blind contour line drawings of the figure.  A good warm-up.

This painting is of figures showing only the light and dark values.  We pre-mixed piles of lights and darks, sketched the figure, then painted just the values.  We had 20 minutes for each figure.  Peggi did a great job of demoing and showing samples of the exercises.


AutumnLeaves said...

You sure know how to live life to the fullest, Pam! Sounds like you had a blast. Love the value studies and what a nice piece it makes in its own right!

Maria's Watercolor said...

What a great exercise, love these! Amazing how detailed they seem, with only lights and darks put in!

Cathyann said...

Sounds like it was just lovely, Pam.

Barbara M. said...

Cool composition, and use of colour.
Super painting. What a great trip you had. I love California.

XO Barbara

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, This work shop sounds great, love your figure studies! It was so wonderful to see you in SF, what a fun day we had! Hope that you will be returning soon. Keep me posted on your plans!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Sherry! Everything about the trip was great. i too like these studies as a piece.

Maria, Thank you. I think that I should do something like this fairly regularly. Really makes you look and see the big shapes, not the small details.

Thank you Cathyann. It was a wonderful workshop and trip.

Barbara, Thanks so much. The unexpected use of color was fun! I, too, like to visit California.

Thank you Nancy, You'll love her workshop!

Kathy Cousart said...

Sounds like an amazing trip. To have special time with an artist friend and then a workshop with PKR...lucky girl. Look forward to seeing more. These are wonderful!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Very cool! I've always admired Kroll Roberts' work -- especially after seeing some in person in California. Exciting figure work, Pam!

Fay Terry said...

Pam, I am so glad you had such a wonderful trip. I love the figures you have done and working with PKR must have been a great experience. Thank you so much for sharing from the workshop you took!

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks so much Kathy. Yes, everything I did on the trip was fun!, friends, painting!

Katherine, Thank you. I've always lover her work, too. And when I saw that this workshop was near to where I'd be, I just extended the trip and took advantage!

thank yo Fay. Taking her workshop was great! I also recommend her dvds.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Don't you just love Peggi's workshop. I did it twice this past spring and enjoyed every minute. You did a great job with her assignments.