I'm taking Kat Sowa's Studio Painting Series. She is teaching twice a week. Her method includes painting a colorful underpainting, providing a "foil" for colors she puts on top. It's an adjustment to think of other colors (aside from the local color) while looking at objects.
During today's session our objective was to cover the entire canvas in loose darker-than-what-you-see-color. This is altogether different than I normally paint...but I think I get what she is getting at ....and next session I will begin to make sense of it. I hope. Right now I see a really wacky face. See it? I'll have to fix that. (This will be sunflowers). Stay tuned. You'll see.
I did not post yesterday....(I just got behind schedule)...but I had plenty to report.
Dave wanted to test a camera that he might purchase. We stopped at the Lone Fir Cemetery and he took photos while I sketched.
The name over the door on the Mausoleum is supposed to read Macleay*..but it is broken off at MACL. *I know this from their website. Scores of birds and squirrels were playing nearby while I drew this. They were so happy and chirpy it reminded me of the scene in Cinderella when they all band together to make her a dress. Nice to feel such cheerfulness in a cemetery.
I stopped by to see Gila Lane at Lane Gallery. Here she is pointing to where the Lane Gallery is located in a painting of Clinton Street by Mitch Freifeld. (I have work in this show too... go by and see the exhibit, it's all beautiful!)
During our outing we happened into a beautiful interiors/antique shop (E Essence Antiques). We met the owner, Lynn Mesher. She's super-friendly and we talked about lots of things....and I bought some wonderful French soap too.
Finally, we met Dave's friend Patrick Kolb and had coffee in the Ford Building at Ford Food + Drink (nice place!). Pat is trying to decide about that same camera.
So that is my Saturday/Sunday...What about you...good weekend??
(Top Photo) Underpainting: Celeste Bergin, Sunflowers, oil on 16x20 stretched canvas