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


Carol Schiff Studio said...

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

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.