I got a lot out of painting with Deb and Sharon yesterday, and it didn't even storm (like it was predicted to do). They both have good eyes - critiqued some work I'd done and told me little things that would make it more finished. Both Sharon and I are trying to choose what we might try to get into the Viewpoint Show (deadline August 31) and extra eyes help - especially when those extra eyes are artist's eyes.
Here are a couple of the crow paintings I was doing. I think the changes made brought them to a better finish - thanks for the ideas, Sharon and Deb :)
And the deck chairs - this is the one I cropped and still hated the waves that didn't work so Sharon suggested I just use a gouache on the water and push it all back. I used white gouache mixed with a Verditer Blue and it seemed to calm that a lot. It looks flat so it definitely won't be one I'll try to get into the show. But I consider more resolved now.
These aren't the ones I'll try to get into the show - you'll have to check back to see those.
Deb worked on her casein painting of her grandmother's teapot and some roses.
I didn't get a photo of Sharon's work - she had a drawing she was doing and then using frisket film over it but didn't get any painting done while I was there. Next week she'll bring some things for us to critique and say which ones should be entries for Viewpoint.