Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Stickney Falls Paintout

I took the day off and went up to Stickney Falls in Vermont to paint with Jack Keledjian. Stickney Falls is near Putney, in a wooded area tucked away in the hills. It was a gorgeous sunny day in the 70s, and the falls were beautiful. I remember the place from taking Albert's class in the fall of last year, so I knew I was in for a wonderful treat. The class was small but nice. I got some great pointers on how to start, layout a composition, and put in a waterfall. I hope to post the painting later once I touch it up a little bit. Everyone did a great job, thanks to Jack's guidance. I also brought some paintings along for a critique, which was very helpful. Jack is a good and patient teacher. What more can you ask for?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Drawing with Paint Study

I took a drawing class with Jack (Hagop) Keledjian recently. We painted a figure with monochrome paint. I used Transparent Oxide Red, some Ultramarine Blue for the darks, and white. It was an interesting exercise. I got to concentrate on values, not color. The outline came first, then the darks, then the lighter tones, and finally I mixed in whites.