Sunday, June 7, 2009
Mitch Baird Workshop (Sunday)
Mitch began the day by talking about seeing major shapes in the landscape. He challenged us to paint in the simplest way ...only adding details after establishing all the big shapes in accurate values. I loved watching Mitch paint the refections in the water. I did two paintings..one of the same scene Mitch painted and a second painting of trees in a distant field.
Without question..Mitch Baird gets 5 stars from me! We spent a lot of time discussing massing, major shapes and color temperature. The weather was gray again today--a perfect day for "direct observation". "We are all writers out here", Mitch said.."just taking notes that might develop into a complete story."