|Terry Muira painting a demo in Winters, CA|
We drove to the small town of Winters to paint urban scenes. On Friday, we were there only for a half day and Terry did a demo. It was very overcast and even slightly cold....a real change from our long hot summer. The lack of light and dark shapes made the demo a bit more of a challenge, but Terry was up to it.
The next day was bright and sunny and I was chomping at the bit to paint. I had been impressed with Terry's approach to the urban scene - in particular the care with which he approached each brushstroke - and I was anxious to get to it. I painted two16 x 12 panels for the day. At the moment, I have a picture of only the first. The painting was my attempt to follow very carefully Terry's process for establishing shadow mass first followed by a careful and deliberate addition of color, shape and, of course, junk! My success was spotty, but I had a blast!
|A Sunny Fall Day in Winters 16" x 12" oil on canvas panel|
I'll be posting additional paintings from the workshop in the next day or so, along with additional comments on my experience and what I learned from Terry.