Saturday, January 23, 2010

Workshop at River Arts - Day 1

Today was the first day of my two day "daily painting and blogging" workshop at River Arts in Damariscotta, ME. It was lots of fun and we made great progress. After looking at some favorite artist blogs and the blog elements they use, we got down to painting. The first exercise was the 10 minute apple. I did the one on the left above as a demo, and then the class did four each. I managed to get one more in (right above) while they were painting their second and third. We talked about what we wanted to improve between each version.

Next the students set up a still life of two pears and then did several sketches of them from different vantage points. I did the sketch above. We followed that with a value sketch of our favorite view. My demo is below.

This was a great class, and I look forward to next Saturday when we have our final session. They were a little shy, but maybe I can convince them to let me show you their work next week.


  1. These are very nice Bobbi!
    The second apple is great!
    How exciting to be teaching a workshop of eager students!

  2. Hi Bobbi,
    As a class participant, I agree that it was a lot of fun and I accomplished my objectives to learn new painting tips and techniques that I can implement right away. The blogging info was also very useful and I am eager to learn more about it. I am looking forward to our next session and will highly recommend your class.

  3. Hi Bobbi,
    I too had a lot of fun at the workshop. The value studies were very eye opening (no pun intended). I'm really looking forward to the next class.