Friday, July 17, 2009
Elio Camacho workshop Last Day, Benson State Park
Friday, already! We met at the Vista House, a beautiful place..but this morning it was already buzzing with a gajillion tourists and we knew it was going to be another hot day without shade. We decided on a Plan B, Benson State Park. Elio conducted his final question and answer session. There was questions about triangulation, varnish and a fair amount of discussion about "80/20" composition. I decided to sit at a picnic table to do just a small color sketch. Elio showed me a book about a painter named Eustace Ziegler...to further explain how 80/20 can mean 80% dark and 20% light (and visa versa).
The entire week was just outstanding. Elio never loses his enthusiasm for answering questions and his knowledge about artists past and present is admirable. He talked about ideas for how to explain more things to us next year. I'll be there!
(My color sketch/painting):