Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Elio's painting from today
This is the painting that Elio did while we worked on our paintings during today's workshop. He took a short break (from instructing us and helping us all day long)...Off in a dark section of the room, for a very short while, suddenly he emerged with THIS. Elio has been telling us that those people who won't practice still life because they think it is "dull" are selling themselves short. All good artists will practice still life, he says, because it is a perfect opportunity to control your own environment and really engage in direct observation. All of us in the workshop agreed that his painting is proof positive that if you put down the right values, the right shapes, the right temperatures and colors...Voila! ....you'll have a really beautiful painting.