Sometimes opportunity is just getting to know the right people! Amy asked 4 of us from our weekly plein air group if we wanted a lesson on values - YES, pick me, pick me!!!!! Amy is what I would call a colourist and sees and paints all the nuances in the scenes in front of her. She does absolutely amazing skies and water as well as great depth through colour.
Amy had a planar apple that she had on a tablecloth, with a cloth behind and lit up from the side. 3 of us had easels and one artist worked in water colour on the kitchen island. Amy had moved all her furniture out to make room for us. I unwisely chose to paint in acrylic which dried to fast to make a "mother colour" and paint in the way she demo'd. Above is the apple that I painted twice monochromatically. We then moved on to colour. Again I really struggled with my paint drying but her teaching did not go to waste. I had to almost overcompensate and mix a lot of paint! Interesting to notice the light colour difference when I took the photo of the two apple painting at home.
We had wonderful art discussions and sharing of knowledge. Amy is a very good and knowledgeable instructor! We all went home mentally exhausted and thoroughly grateful!! Thank you Amy!!!!. In Melaque the CENAC Galeria Amiga has a show on right now with some of Amy's paintings as well as other artists in our plein air group.
Karen Oliver's Art Journey
Thanks for stopping by to see my art journey and what I am currently working on.