Thursday, April 5, 2007

Skip Lawrence workshop

As promised, this week I'm posting work from the week-long workshop I attended. Not all of it is what you'd consider "museum quality". Okay, some of it is just bad. But that's what a workshop is all about. You never grow as an artist if you stay in the safe zone. I think that's true of most things in life. You have to take risks.

The images below are from the first day of the workshop. The idea was to take the same image and paint it in as many variations as you can. As you can see, the different uses of color, value and line completely changed the mood of the paintings. The idea wasn't to paint realistically. It was to experiment...and have fun! This my dog, Malcolm, one of my favorite painting subjects.

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