Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Betty's working on "chunking in" the big shapes in the right value and temperature.
This was day two of a three day workshop i'm teaching. Yesterday it rained hard all day allowing us to stay in the classroom yesterday where i could stress the importance of drawing, values, and simplifying when painting outside. its much harder to teach this when folks who arent used to painting outside are forced to deal with "all that stuff out there". all the while, they're having to process new ways of thinking and painting that i'm teaching them! it can be overwhelming coming at them, all at once on day one.
leaving here saturday for points north in Rhode Island and
Cape Cod. Wow... i'm heading into colder climes. hmmmm. i'm not used to wearing jeans and sweatshirts.
Already dreaming of wintering in the Keys with palms, warm water, and temps in the 80's. Wont be long now!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Ocean City (Berlin) Maryland 3 day plein air workshop Wednesday thru Friday this week.
Portsmouth Rhode Island 3 day plein air workshop. Co-teaching with Kathy Weber a fantastic painter from Providence.
My one man show of interiors, chefs, and gallery goers at Elizabeth Rowley Gallery in Orleans, Mass. on Cape Cod. the receptions on Oct. 30th.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I think the key to plein air painting is to be very selective about what you "allow to be included". You really have to think about each shape "deserving to be there". there's so much stuff out there and it doesnt help to improve the painting necessarily.
there were several areas of junk around the boat and a few extra shapes in the midground i left out when i was out there painting. then when i got it home i painted out a few more and ended up with a sweet little painting of a boat in its environment.
have to remember i'm a painter and not a photographer. the difference between a short story writer and a newspaper journalist. one weaves a tale for you. the other gives you the unpoetic blow-by-blow.