Thursday, March 26, 2009
Day Four of Elio Camacho workshop..."Color"
I used my half sized Jullian Easel today. I have only used it twice before and I discovered that it is missing a crucial piece of hardware..it was a challenge to keep my painting upright...the whole contraption just listed slowly to the left. Elio loaned me a big clamp and I soldiered on. This painting..the largest one I have completed during the workshop (14x18)..gave me fits and I found the foreground apple to be next to impossible to paint. At one point it looked more like a hay bale than an apple..a half an hour later it looked fruit-like, but like a red pear. In the end Elio helped me to see that the foreground apple needed to be rather quiet colors and very simple shapes. He will give us "report cards" tomorrow and he has already told me that it is likely that he is going to tell me that I need to .....paint ......more......apples.