Thursday, July 16, 2009
Elio Camacho workshop Day Four, Edgefield McMenamins
Today our workshop group met at Edgefield McMenamins. Elio started the session giving us a lesson in "envelope drawing" and "triangulation." Specifically, triangulation is a method for checking your drawing against what you are observing for accuracy. He also talked with us about composition.."the most controversial subject in painting." Elio drew out some thumbnails in paint, describing several compositions and how all of them are valid. It depends on what the artist is trying to convey, he said... some paintings are considered to be good despite compositional flaws. That's art! After this talk we found our places and painted for a couple hours until lunch. Lunch was exceptional...we shoved together three picnic tables and ordered food from the very good restaurant. After lunch Karen and I went to the gift shop and tried on hats. I bought a KimberlyKentMichaelOrwick style straw hat and Karen got a floppy hat that has a touch of a 60's feel. Buying hats! Such a resorty thing to do. We painted buildings today and I had my usual battle with the foliage. I had to leave early ..so I missed Elio's late afternoon demonstration. Tomorrow is our last day...we'll be going to the Vista House.