Monday, May 3, 2010

Workshop Work

"group mass"

"L" or "tunnel"

This week I'm taking a workshop in Wimberly with Skip Whitcomb. We started today with a couple of hours of Skip sharing his wisdom --so much to learn! We spent the afternoon attempting to put it into action--no paint, just sketching. We were attempting to see the landscape with the visual vocabulary taught by Edgar Payne, in his book , Composition of Outdoor Painting. Laurel teaches using these compositional tools as well, so I was familiar enough to feel good about what we were doing. I did 16 sketches--here are two. I think tomorrow he'll let us paint. :)

-julie davis


Kay said...

I really like these fresh sketches..have fun at your workshop

John Weisinger said...

I really like the detail or definition I see in these sketches! Good work.

Barbara Muir said...

I worry when you take a workshop that you'll change your distinctive style which would be sad, because you're so good. But these are just lovely.
You are so good. Stay you.


Laurel Daniel said...

What a GREAT start... gorgeous!

Róisín O'Farrell said...

The sketches are beautiful and work on there own. I'm looking forward to seeing the effect on you your compositions.