Saturday, July 24, 2010
oil plein air with Richard
So now I have begun the 3 day oil plein air workshop. Normally I only use oil in the studio...so this is very new. ...and exciting!
Richard's methods are different that I know already, but they really make sense. Imagine. If I haven't said it before I will say it now...I think Richard is the best teacher anywhere. He can explain anything. He is meticulously organized which means his ideas and methods are very structured and thus easy to understand. I can go on and on (and at another time I will), but if you have one workshop to go to ...make it his. You will not regret it.
A brief synopsis of his method- color harmony created by a small selection of colors, mixed greens, purples, oranges and grays/neutrals. Like pastel painting, it is imperative to plan your value design with notans. There is also a monchromatic, rubbed out painting in burnt sienna underpainting underneath this. That's the basic. I promise that I will explain in depth later. For now I have to go to bed.