The second day, Saturday, went much more smoothly and I was able to put into practice the information Roger was teaching us...that is, to simplify the scene, reduce it to abstract shapes and then work the values in each of those shapes to develop the painting. In other words, I was not painting a field, a creek and a barn...I was painting a squarish shape, a rectanglish shape and a squiggle. Much easier, right!
Aaaanyway...it is safe to say that I did not produce any great masterpieces during the workshop, but I did learn a great deal and look forward to the lessons permeating my subconscious artist.
The man is winning national awards. I know why. And he is as
nice a person as you could ever hope to meet. He has worked
hard to learn his art and inspired us all to keep at it, keep
thinking and growing, keep practicing and setting goals.
OK, will do!