Carol Marine Workshop - Day 4
This is the cute set-up for Carol's demo on day 4. The two tomatoes add a nice compliment, and variety to the mostly cool colors of the grouping. I didn't get a picture of the finished piece. I must have been too engrossed in the demo....but here's one from half-way through, for now.
Some useful tips for the day:
CreateSpace is a good company for self-publishing.
Kemper tools/color shaper/clay shaper - great tools for erasing.
Carol uses the wedge for her signature and it's great to use for re-finding your drawing if needed.
We talked about color today and two different color wheels.
The regular one with 3 primary colors, and one that Carol feels is more intuitive - the Munsell Wheel.
James Gurney has a nice blogpost on the Munsell system as well here.
The main difference being that the Munsell Wheels has 5 main spokes (see the 2nd sample) instead of the 3 spokes in the traditional color wheel so it offers some more options.
We did an exercise on colors and how they lean, and attempted to mix a perfectly neutral grey.
In the afternoon we painted our own set-up and I was struggling with getting started. I finally started a painting with a doughnut from a local hot spot. Beautiful blue frosting with pink sprinkles, how cool is that...but it didn't quite work out the way I had planned....sprinkles are a little difficult to paint in a "chunky brush strokes kind of style":-) and I didn't like the way I couldn't make it read well in planes so....on Friday I ended up replacing the doughnut with a pepper. - see below.
oil on gessoboard