Monday, June 15, 2009

Workshop demo

These are the peonies I did as my demonstration painting
for the peony workshop last week. I worked from a photograph
and put in the darks after lunch when everything had a chance
to really dry. I find that if we don't practice patience...we can end
up with mud quite fast...I also work all across the painting and
compare that to "spinning plates"...staying ahead of drying washes
and being able to scrape back or drop in more pigment at the right
time before the "plates" crash to the floor...or in other words
the washes dry.

6 comments:

sue said...

That's a good description of the process! This is beautiful!

Stilin Studio said...

I love it!! You got that perfect balance of lights and darks, cools and warms, positive and negative. I've never spun a plate, but I like your analogy!

Jan's Art said...

How lovely!!!Your paintings are just beautiful.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

This came out absolutely beautiful. You work is truly inspiring!

Mary Paquet said...

Annelein, this turned out beautifully. I am so happy that I was there to see you demo how you produce awesome work.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is a fabulous painting! I really like your style. Lovely!