We had a very extensive show-and-tell and critique session Tuesday morning in class since we had not been together as a class for 3-4 weeks due to travelling (Sandy was in Italy and came back with several gorgeous small paintings - those she didn't sell right on the spot while there). I do hope she shares them all on her blog (hint hint, Sandy!)
We have a new person in class and a returning person who was in, then out, now in for now. So we're getting filled up at the long table again. Almost everyone had painted (our "homework" was to paint 2 paintings while we were apart for the month) 1 or more paintings like good little students. And, of course, you already saw all the ones I worked on during September.
So back to the basket of apples today (a group project for WatercolorWorkshop). This painting needs me to STOP being so timid with the darks and the shadow shapes on the apples and just DO IT! Or mask out all the whites and lights and then pour that paint on, letting it blend and mingle without mud...which way should I go?