Day 1: Peggi Kroll Roberts
I arrived halfway through the first day of the workshop, so I missed the first part of Peggi's teaching which focused on a strong two-value composition. This painting was a 40-minute study done completely with a palette knife. I never use a palette knife exclusively. I always reach a point where I want more control than what I can get out of a palette knife. The trade-off is interesting texture in the painting, though.
There are so many paintings and studies in their studio. It was fun to rifle through them and marvel at them. Here is a really cool portrait study that Ray did.
Day 2: Ray Roberts
The resident cat! She is 16 years old but as spry as a cat 4 times younger.
This was a painting that I got a lot of kudos on as I was painting it. It's their old chicken coop. I ended up selling this one as well.
Day 3: Carole Gray-Weihman
Here is a photo of Carole doing her demo in the morning. Photo courtesy of Al Tofanelli.
This was a painting I did after being inspired by Carole's demo. I adopted her technique of layering complementary colors with a palette knife. I finished with a brush to refine things that I couldn't quite finesse with the knife.
Peggi's stance! Her signature twist.
I wasn't able to get any of my own shots from the 4th day since I wasn't there, but here are some photos courtesy of Al Tofanelli.
I think the students gained a lot from the teaching. I believe they will be doing it again in 2015 at the end of July, so if you enjoy painting in a lovely setting with some experienced, expert teachers, mark it in your calendars for next year.
Check out Carole's Plein Air Liaison website and maybe sign up for the mailing list.
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