Sunday, October 17, 2010

Eric Jacobsen: Fall Workshop Day 2, Glenwood WA

Day two was another perfect sunny fall day. Eric talked to us about making sure we made the flaxen fields light enough..it is a common painting problem to allow the ground to become too dark. We painted in the middle of the day and it was bright out there and a challenge to get the values right. We all worked diligently. It was an outstanding 2 days. Take a workshop with Eric if you get the chance!

Workshop practice painting, Celeste Bergin, Whitcomb-Cole Hewn Log House, oil on 8x8 gessoed hardboard

8 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Hi Celeste, Looks like you all had a great time! Interesting thoughts about the perception of foreground values. NIce painting....

hwfarber said...

What beauty you found both days. It had to have been really bright in the middle of the day--I guess he didn't have to tell you the squint.

Eric must be a wonderful teacher.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Good job on your painting with that light-filled flax looking just right. In the slide show, you are right there, close to Eric, intense and focused. A+! Can't wait to see these in person!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
thanks a lot for sharing the workshop as usual. Very nice of you. Nice scenary. I wonder what Elio Comacho would have done with it as He is a fantastic colorman. All the best

-Don said...

Log House is 64 square inches of excellence! I found myself squinting, so you must have captured the light perfectly...

-Don

Art with Liz said...

Beautiful light in this Celeste! Lovely painting.

Dean H. said...

I sure like how that field/ground turned out!! Really helps to MAKE the painting a success.

PAMO said...

A beautiful painting Celeste! Your dedication to your craft is admirable.