Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Carol Marine Workshop, Day 3




Today we had two lessons. The first was getting the color accurate and not blending the strokes, letting the eye of the viewer blend them - wait... that was the 2nd one. I think the first exercise was getting the darks in and accurate, and in general accurate color. That would be the peppers painting. Than we had the hardest assignment. Every brushstroke had to be singular, one mix of color and one stroke. Then the stroke next to it had to be mixed anew, no blending, just letting the eye blend. You could use a little pool of paint in a different area, but up against each other had to be freshly mixed colors, and although it was a little like giving birth - every thing I ever do in painting seemed to go against this - I wanted to bring my brush back, or lay another stroke right next to it - I did end up loving it. And I choose a subject that I'd always feared - a pinecone! The raspberries I did in the last 1/2 hour, kind of thinking of both lessons. This is a great workshop - I do recommend it to all levels of painters. She's teaching all over the country! Pin It

10 comments:

  1. All I can say is, "wow!" The perspective and arrangement in the top painting is great as is your handling of the pinecone. And what a great excercise in applying and understanding color! Looks like a great workshop and like you are totally enjoying it! Nice work.

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  2. lovely - i especially like the pine cone painting!

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  3. I'm so excited and I'm not even there! Great job on all of these paintings.
    Your dark values really punch up your paintings.
    I think of you painting there as I go about my day.
    Nova Scotia, Sedona, Carol Marine workshop. YAY!

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  4. Had to stop... I hope you are loving Carol Maine as a teacher and person as much as I did.... I had a class with her in Red Deer this summer...she is a wonderful person... And your pinecone!!... you are obviously getting what she is teaching... really cool

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  5. Paula said everything I was going to but I'd have to reinforce it - and comment on your feather- I'm one of your biggest fans & i've never seen you paint anything feathery at all, but it looks like you've been doing them for years!

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  6. I love love love the pinecone painting! I think it may actually be one of my favorites of your daily paintings. How lucky for you to be out in Santa Fe. I am totally jealous. Good for you, and great work!

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  7. brilliant pine cone and the raspberries look good enough to eat..yum.. my favorite fruit, how lucky you are to be taking such a wonderful workshop.. just a bit jealous. Well one day...

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  8. Wow, Kelley, these are wonderful. The pine cone is breathtaking- worth every birthing pain for sure! I hope you can see your magnificent growth, and good for you to challenge yourself with five paintings a week.
    I look forward to seeing more,
    Faye

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  9. These paintings are wonderful ... This is my first visit .. This may be a class, but you've taken your skills and whatever the teacher was teaching and truly created some beauties. That one stroke and let the eye blend them thing makes these paintings sing!

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  10. I just discovered your blog and I adore your raspberries painting here, as well as your egg and clams paintings. Thanks also for the info about Carol Marine's workshop. I took a workshop with Qiang Huang and may do one in the future with Carol. I'm putting your link on my own blog and will look forward to revisiting you.
    Cheers,
    Jala
    http://jalapfaff.blogspot.com
    http://www.jalapfaff.com

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