If you know of Elizabeth's work, you know that she can get extremely creative with her palette and create a beautiful painting. She often will create a series by starting with a natural depiction of a landscape and then asking herself "What if....?" Elizabeth encouraged us to take one of our own landscapes and ask "What if...?" by changing our own palettes. Rather than creating one resolved painting with a different palette, I decided to do lots of different studies. Color is an aspect of painting that is always challenging for me, so I wanted to just loosen up, try lots of things, and see what would happen. Here is what happened:
I had tons of fun doing this exercise, and I think it is one I will continue, even for other subject matter. The study in the upper right is unfinished in this photo. I finished it on the last day of class (yesterday), but haven't photographed it yet. I am still on the road, and since it is rainy out, I do not want to take a pastel painting out the car today to get another photograph.
I do plan to try to sum up the workshop in another post, probably when I'm back home. I'll have plenty of time while I am traveling to think of how to convey this experience in writing.
Hope you are well, Watchers!