I have been teaching a lot lately. I do love it. One thing that is frustrating is not getting enough painting time during a workshop. I really try to give all my attention to the students. I will do demos but they are never more than 20 minutes. But when everyone seems to be humming along I will have my easel ready and I will quick sneak in a small work here and there. I recently taught in Dana Point, CA and it was perfect!
Great people, perfect weather, and great models. These are some of the quickies I was able to do.
This is actually the light we were painting in the morning. Values describing the form were very close together. It's more of painting local color and local value relationships of the subject. I call it "Pattern Painting". Think Mary Cassatt aquatints.
These are great! That first one, though; the value of the sky seems dark for such a sunny day that is conveyed, and the color is so grayed, yet the scene does look sun-lit! Some concepts still confuse me, I guess.
While looking at this group of paintings, I kept thinking 'what does this remind me of?' Then I realized- Sorolla!
Good stuff indeed.
Your paintings are beautiful. I love the lavender umbrella!
I always enjoy viewing your work and reading your blog posts. The sun washed paintings are wonderful.