Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mary Garrish Workshop

I can't believe how long it took me to set this up... There has to be an easier way but my brain won't take any more learning. As it is I went back to picasso as my editor.

As the expression goes, "the teacher will appear when the student is ready". AND was I ready. Mary showed us how to work from two photo references and I finally learned how to distinguish from referencing and duplicating.

Mary' Palette and initial laying in of darks after sketch. She uses Vasari paint. The three primary color Cad Yellow light/pale, Cad Red, and Ultramarine Blue plus the 8 grays created for Scott Christenson by Vasari. I fell in love with the pallet.

Initial sketch, starting on darks

Mary was using two difference photos she completed the landscape first.

Softening the edges
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Laying in darks of sky

Finishing touches



Celeste Bergin said...

well that was certainly fun to watch! Thanks for sharing the photos. She really uses 8 grays? Did I read that right?

Honor Martinez said...

Actually the set comes with 8 grays which are absolutely beautiful... She mentioned she used some more than others. Mary actually gave us a bit of each and they impressed me so much, I bought myself the set as an early Christmas present to myself.