Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.

7.26.2015

Workshop with Dominik - Day 2

Saturday turned out to be a great day for painting.
We traveled "out the road" to Eagle Beach, about a half hour drive or so from downtown Juneau.


  Dominik's demo began with a drawing. His base layer is Cadmium Yellow Lemon prepared in advance.
Like a watercolorist, he works from light to dark.

 He painted his background 
and then we all traipsed off to paint ours.


He allows his base layer to peek through. 
He paints thin, then thick. Large brushes to small.

I learned:
3. Do not worry about the details. Simple is best = Less is more.
4. Mix your colors first. (I have THE hardest time doing this!)

My thumbnail.
 
Scene sketched-in. Composition ok.
 

Dominik asked if he could show me how to better
define the mountain and nearer trees. I told him to go for it! It helped me to see how he loaded the brush with paint.
 
5. Exaggerate shapes.
 

The last thing I wanted to do was add the pop of fireweed color to the scene. This painting may still need a bit more work, but it was a great lesson for today.
 
Next will be our final workshop day.

 



3 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

looks fun...Thanks for sharing!

Teri said...

T'was fun, even in the rain on our last day!

Chris Lally said...

Great post. Thanks for the photos. Pre-mixing color was always hard for me to do, too. Love your painting!