Carol Marine's Workshop
The week was so much fun! Making new friends with a wonderful group of "new kids" and passionate painters was such a treat! There was a lot of laughter shared amidst "getting ready for the races" in Carol's 10-minute boot camp exercises:-) and learning from Carol's about the ups and downs in her art career before arriving at the joy of daily painting, which was truly inspiring in itself.
Carol's Apples -
Day 1 Demo
There were several demos during the week including demo 1 where I learned the value of being a methodical, deliberate, thoughtful and organized painter. Carol doesn't even wear gloves and her hands stay cleaner than mine, and I'm wearing gloves?!!...If only it could whip me into shape to make less of a mess with my paint!
Other valuable lessons I took from Day 1:
- After doing a ground in Burnt Umber, you can use the same color for the drawing. As long as you don't dilute it with OMS you can wipe off the excess leaving a ghost image for when you start painting.
- How working from the inside out (from islands to oceans) can give you a painting with cleaner colors and more interesting edges.
- Reflected light is not as light as you think.
- How to create cast shadows with an umbra and a panumbra:-)
10 minute apples by me