Thursday, February 24, 2011

Re working

I am reworking some paintings with an eye to simplification. Street Fair which has become Body Language had too much going on in the background. I took out some figures and darkened some ground areas in order to give more sense of depth. Body Language is a bit bluer as well.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Composition Green, Purple and Red

Three new students joined my Monday morning workshops today. I set up this simple still life in order to give a full teaching demo...lectures on color, design, values, technique. The newbies are great and all paint well!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Any Color but....

When I did this painting, I decided to change the colors...if the tree is green, make it anything but. Sky blue, change it. It is a good exercise in keeping color and value harmony but creating your own image.