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It was a wonderful three days full of art, laughter, learning and atching a fine artist at work. Qiang demonstrated a complete still life painting everyday, and I never tired of watching and listening to him explain and teach.
After introducing himself and his wife Song, Qiang spent the morning instructing us on his five step process for still life painting. With his engineering background (he is a doctor of optical physics!), he has naturally spent some time breaking down and studying the art process and he has developed an easy to remember and follow road map for still life, and I suspect, any other subject matter. It's too involved to explain here....not to mention that it's HIS process....but during his demonstration on the first day, he literally showed us each and every step from accurate placement of objects to establishing values and final modeling and refinement.
I followed his demonstration in the afternoon with my own effort. Patris had established enough 'stations' that we each could set up our own still life subject with only one other painting partner. I found that the process Qiang taught and demonstrated was a very natural progression. Some of it I had already been doing thanks to the outstanding online instruction I received from Dan Edmondson. Taking that background from Dan and adding Qiang's own processes and insights felt comfortable. I don't mean to say it was easy or that I had instant success....far from it! But it all made sense and was easy to follow the concept.
This is my still life from day one....
|Green Wine Bottle with Oranges 12" x 9" Oil on RayMar canvas panel|
More on the workshop will follow in the next day or so.
(Painting is SOLD. )
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