"My gift to you is a fresh approach to painting, not a certain method."
"Strategize your painting."
My Day One Painting. Two colors used were Prussian Blue + Quinacridone Burnt Orange (both Daniel Smith colors). We set up still lifes of fruit Sandy provided and then started painting after Carol's first demo.
"The more you have an emotional connection to what you paint, the better the painting will be."
"Ask your viewer to bring something to the painting. If you give them everything, they will become bored and walk away."
My Day Two Painting. I struggled more the second day. We set up a new still life and started painting after Carol's second day demo. I was unhappy with it at this stage so I ruined it later :( Carol said not to judge it before it was done but to make that front banana really beautiful and gorgeous with color (because that middle banana was sooo ugly to me). I still ruined it - I think my mindset was working against me.
I did do the spheres exercise okay on day two and were happy about those and the peaches aren't too bad (I still need to open up some space in that stem by lightening a bit here and there).
Day Two Exercise and final Painting done to shape objects using 3 colors with differing body colors (those are supposed to be peaches and I like the glow on the right of the peach in the forefront and the background peach, too.
A photo of the Wall of Fame: All our paintings taped to the wall to see.
Top: Mayte, Kathy, Roger, Karen, Chris
Middle: Me, Dona, Carol2
Bottom: Sandy, MaryJane, Bonnie
And my favorite painting from the workshop - on day three. I'm taking this to class today to work on a larger version.