Here is Michael Lindstrom giving us a mini-lecture to kick off his one-day workshop. It was a gray morning at Burnt Bridge in Vancouver, Wa. (Despite the big electrical transmission towers that kept reminding me of Erin Brockovich, there are scenic views in most directions).
Michael showed us two of his paintings. One was done very quickly and expressively. The other was more controlled and 'quiet'.
Michael did a great demo that had him troweling on the paint in big globs. (His painting turned out great).
The gray and fog burned off and we had sunshine for the rest of the day. My first attempt did employ plenty of paint...but I wound up just hating my effort. Piling on the paint is a bigger challenge than you would think! I'll have to make a concentrated effort to slather it on!
My 2nd little practice painting showed some promise... and I'll take Lindy's advice and paint a 2nd pass on top the paintings I started today! Lots of paint needs something to grab hold of. Michael's demonstration showed us that any tool to get the effect you are after ........is allowed. :)
Well, it was a good day---how was yours?