Friday, May 6, 2011

Workshop Landscapes

Red Boat at Christmas Cove
(completed demo painting)
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel

My demo in progress showing simplification of the photo and using negative space to shape the background trees

Student landscapes from photos, where the goal was cropping, simplification, and use of negative space

Student pears painted over previous day's value study

The second day of our workshop at River Arts, we painted over a value study of pears in yellow ochre from the previous day (see Lisa's beautiful version in the bottom photo). Then we moved on to painting from a photo, on an orange acrylic ground. The goals were to crop the photos, simplify, and use negative space to shape objects. I was impressed with the results!


  1. I love the effect created by simplifying a photo. The paintings are far more interesting and evocative than the photos.

  2. This is great Bobbi!
    You are very impressive!
    Your students had to be impressed!