Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Workshop update


Just recovering from a three day workshop with Gay Faulkenberry. I felt better when I realized everyone was as exhausted at the end of each day. It was a valuable experience for me and I feel like I have made some commitments.
1. To establish a set palette and stick to it for at least six months so I master color mixing... duh!!!
2. I need to beef up my contrasts so they can be seen from a distance. It became very obvious in one of my paintings that I need to almost exaggerate the contrast especially when doing plein air and greenery. The canvas ended up a toned canvas.
3. I need to pay attention to warm and cool temperatures...
4. Most important, I need to paint everyday, maybe not complete a painting but PAINT.

Most of my paintings were studies and so I decided to post a still life I did a while back. I think doing still life for a while will help me immensely. Have an enjoyable day and include some fun in it. Honor

5 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Nice painting, Honor, and your goals are right on!

rachelsstudio.com said...

Honor - You won my random drawing! Please let me know your mailing addy and also what subjects of mine that you like!
~Rachel : )

Karen said...

Hi Honor, I totally agree with your goals...they're ones we all need to do!! So thank you for the reminder. :)
Nice reflections here! I see that you like this challenge too, as I do. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Karen

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Your goals are the right ones. The teacher I consider my mentor, said in our first class, "If you're not tired after you paint, you haven't worked at it." I like your thinking.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

A favorite teacher/mentor of mine said, "If you're not tired after you paint then you aren't working hard enough." I like your thinking.