Thursday, April 26, 2012
Painted within the past couple weeks. Same flowers and vase from the 4/22/12 post, but this one was painted outside and the other, inside. I actually had to use my plein air umbrella while painting this, because the sun was so strong.
The Great News: I am going to be taking a four week art class on shadow and light with Lorelle Bacon, my original art teacher. When I first started doing art (five or six years ago), I took several months of classes with Lorelle. She then moved to Texas, and I haven't really had a regular teacher since. Well, Lorelle is back and happens to be offering a class on the very topic I want to study, on the very day I have off each week. And I happened to stumble upon this news in time to sign up for the class rather than just in time to have missed it.
Lorelle Bacon is a master of EVERY medium, even scratchboard, it's amazing. You can see her site by clicking her name in the right column of this blog under Art Blogs and Sites. I am so excited to get back into a class with her!
(Editor's note: I know I said I wasn't going to complain about my photos anymore, but for the sake of artistic honesty, I want to tell you I think this photo is making my painting look better than it really is in terms of the lighting of the flowers. I don't think I got as much sense of light into the flowers in the actual painting as they appear to have when lit by the computer screen, at least on my screen. The vase looks fairly accurate)