Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wiegardt Workshop Day Two

Another great day of learning from the "Master of Loose" (my terminology) Eric Wiegardt.
You can see his website here Top left is my photo reference. Top right, the value study. Today's challenge was to paint beyond the boundary of the objects in the reference photo creating new shapes, and to use fresh color. Normally, I do a very detailed drawing which takes hours and spend over 20 hours on a half-sheet sized painting. In Eric's workshop after a morning demo by him, we do a value study which takes about 20 minutes, and then spend two hours on a full-sheet sized painting which is approx 21" x 30." No time for too much detail. Really forces you to concentrate on the important shapes and colors. Plus it's fun! Eric is a great teacher. Has great advice and good individual instruction for each workshop participant. I recommend him highly.


r garriott said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous. Eric sounds like a great teacher and what great results you have. Wish I'd been there.

Diane Morgan said...

Thanks for your comments. Yes, Eric is a great teacher. You would have loved it. I love your work. And, thank you so much for posting the "What is Art" animation. I love it. I've been sending it to all my artist friends. They're loving it, too. Thanks for the laughs.