I'm a Canadian Artist living in Calgary, Alberta. I try to spend at least part of every day painting and I will be sharing my journey on this blog. My paintings are contemporary and impressionistic in style. I hope you enjoy them.
September 20, 2012
Jeffrey Watts Intensive Workshop
Here is the next installment from the fabulous 6 Day Intensive Workshop with Jeffrey Watts. One of the exercises that I found very enlightening was to take a painting done by a Master Painter and copy it. Jeff did a copy of a Mian Situ painting as a demonstration. He explained that when you study a painting during the 3 hours exercise you are able to digest more of the technique used by the artist. I have collected images from magazines of artists that I love (including Mian Situ) and I look through them periodically marveling at the talent. But by studying and copying I think your understanding of colour, edges, and brushwork is exemplified. I plan to make this part of my regiment.