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 6, 2012
Jeffrey Watts Workshop
Just returned from Encinitas, California where I attend an intensive workshop with Jeffrey Watts. What a wonderful teacher!! If you have a chance I would highly recommend you attend one of his workshops. The next few posts will show some of his demos. Day One he demonstrated a monochrome "pick out" from a photo using Burnt Umber.
He fixed the drawing with spray fixative.
Then he applied a thin wash of burnt umber.
Next he put in his darks with a bristle round.
He continued to work on his values by alternately putting paint on and picking paint off using q-tips and cotton rags.
For the finish he abstracted the background and fluffed over the paint with paper towel to add noise and interest to the darks.