We spend the first day in the Studio. Fongwei gave a lecture on the components of a painting....composition, value, edges, paint application. After that we painted from photo references we brought from home.
|Fongwei Liu (white shirt) at Patris Studio August 2012|
My painting for the day was from a photo I took while in New Mexico several years ago. It's 12 x 16 on a Raymar panel. Time about 3 hours. Early on in this painting, I felt I had lost it, but with some suggestions from Fongwei, I think I brought it back. While I worked on this I was very conscious of composition and value. There are parts of this painting that would benefit from additional work, which I may yet do. Overall, however, I was pleased with the outcome.
|New Mexico ranch house 12 x 16 oil on canvas panel.|