Thursday, July 23, 2009
Troweling on the paint
I've missed painting for a few days...working on un-art-related chores ...but tonight I did a small painting (5x7) out of my little cigar box pochade box. I really enjoyed painting this I and felt very freed up to slather on the paint. (Elio Camacho would be proud! He tried to impress upon our class that expressive brushwork is the key to plein air painting). I have taken three workshops in the last year. Eric Jacobsen, Mitch Baird and Elio Camacho are my Gurus! I don't know why they are so good at both painting and instructing...but they are and I feel really fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from them. If you are serious about painting--take a workshop. You can learn a lot from books......but learning direct painting directly from talented artists is a favorable and direct approach!