I went to Za Vue's half-day workshop (near Summit Grove Lodge) in Washington today. It was just four hours long..plenty of time for the lecture, some exercises and some demos. (The painting above was my final painting/study).
The first thing Za talked about is thinking in three values. (My value study fell into the dirt, but no real harm done, the sole purpose of it is to observe and make plans).
Then, as an exercise (to further our undertanding), Za had us shift purple, green and orange to cool and warm (while trying to stay within the same value range). A challenge, to be sure! A really great day in a beautiful place. :)
Here is a slideshow of the workshop. (Direct link to photos HERE).
(Top Photo) Oil Study, Celeste Bergin, Inlet Tree, oil on 8x8 canvas panel