In the afternoon, we returned to the studio for a lecture on the essentials of a good painting. Fongwei used examples of his own work and also that of many other impressive artists. I wish I could have gotten the names of some of them...I would have like to see more examples. I enjoyed the presentation...and once again, I found his comments and advice helpful and memorable. But I have to say, the day was largely a loss for me and I left a little early feeling pretty discouraged. Most of that had to do with my own short comings and the crisis of confidence I have found myself in lately and not in the workshop proper.
|Roses in Capitol Park 12" x 9" Oil on canvas panel|
Finally, back in the studio, I painted this colorful landscape from a photo reference I had on hand. If I remember right it came from a Wetcanvas challenge in the Western Art forum. Most of the references I have are my own photos, but I do have a few from Wetcanvas. It's a good source for material and everything posted by members is done so with the condition that it be available to others to use. No copyright problems. I think I will work on this one a bit more.
|Aspens in the Fall 12 x 9 oil on canvas panel.|