Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Thomas Point Beach" - SOLD and Workshop Day 2

"Thomas Point Beach"
6"X6" oil on canvas panel

Dianne and Joelle doing several sketches of the pears before settling on their favorite vantage point.
Joelle's pears are wonderful.

Dianne's landscape looks great.

Today was the final day of the two day workshop on daily painting and blogging that I have been teaching at River Arts in Damariscotta. It has been a lot of fun for all of us. Building on our study of the pears from last week, we painted over the now dry pink value studies. We swapped out the pears for some new ones, so shape and color adjustments had to be made. The idea was to paint each stroke with a different color, and I was impressed with the results. See Joelle's pears above.

Our final painting exercise was a snow scene, painted from a photo. Joelle and I used a great photo she had taken at Thomas Point Beach as a reference, while Dianne used an evening photo taken in South Freeport. These were done quickly, focusing on the shapes and values, with a limited color scheme, and no initial line drawing. Aren't they great?

During the week we had posted our paintings from last week to our group blog, and commented on them. The group blog has been really useful in getting everyone up to speed on the blog elements and posting. I highly recommend it!


  1. Amazing work ladies! The pears look so good I could eat one right now! I really liked the light in the trees. You guys are amazing!

  2. You Rock. This is great!
    I'm going to follow yours and Kelley's your examples with the workshop plan. I've put on my parachute and I'm getting ready to jump out of the plane :)