Painting with a pal
We had listed Minto Brown as the site, but we hadn’t yet nailed down the specifics. The specifics needed to include not just a great view, but access to potties, parking, out-of-the-way painting spots, and other important features.
After a little hiking around, we settled a spot and got down to producing a sample for the demo. Well, Sandra produced a sample, I just painted a spot I had been wanting to paint for a while.
I don’t think this is done. The background trees need a few tweaks and I think the foreground needs some dark touches.
I wish I could show you Sandra’s piece. She painted the same view (literally) but it is SO different. She chose a completely different composition and focus.
I told Sandra she only had an hour to paint, because I would want lunch. So we dashed through our paintings and headed to Konditorei (my go-to restaurant).
Wow, what a view. There were so many possibilities. You could even see a bend in the river. I initially was interested in the gathering clouds on the horizon.
I LOVE the way the sky turned out, but the lower area needs some work.
I couldn’t go any further on site with this, so I tried another painting, though I kept it as simple as possible because were were running out of time (the winery was closing).
I hope you can tell what interested me here. I still have some values to work on.
The rest of my weekend was all about prepping for the upcoming workshop with Ruth Buchanan (1 more spot left…) She had a great article in “Artists Network” this week that even mentions our workshop! I’m really excited about the workshop, but as she is also staying with me, I’ve done a lot of house cleaning to get read (can’t let anyone know I’m a slob).
Only four more days!