Friday I was in a one-day workshop with Za Vue in Hood River. It was just great (as I knew it would be). The class met at Mayer State Park. Instead of painting the river view I decided to turn the opposite direction to paint this bush. It looked really pretty in the sunshine.
Before the color study Za had us paint three-value black and white studies.
This was my first black and white study. Nailing the values down ahead of color is so important!
I recently bought a used Soltek easel and this was the first time I used it. I liked it, except it was set up about a foot shorter than it should have been. It took me awhile but I think I have it adjusted properly now. Can't wait to take it out again soon.
Now...what about you--are you painting?