Point Lobos Study 1, L. Daniel, 6 x 9, NFS
Last week I had the great fortune to attend the Weekend with the Masters in Monterey, CA - four days filled with workshops, demos, and lectures featuring some of our country's best artists and teachers. I spent one of the days studying with Ray Roberts, who focused on painting quickly in the field to capture important shapes and fleeting color notes. Learning to work fast means being able to bring home more options for painting a scene larger and more carefully in the studio. We did 30 minute studies, repositioned, and started again.
Some tips for doing 30 minute studies? Do not limit your palette (bring primary and secondary colors). Premix tints. Keep it simple (really simple). Use lots of paint. Focus on getting correct values and identifying major color families. Do not try to get finished paintings - stop when you have the notes you need. And practice, practice, practice.
These are the studies I finished that day at Point Lobos in Monterey. It was an incredibly fruitful day and I think I caught the rhythm of something that will really benefit my work. Many thanks to Ray Roberts. (These studies are not for sale.)
Point Lobos Study 2, 6 x 9, NFS
Point Lobos Study 3, 6 x 9, NFS
Point Lobos Study 4, 6 x 9, NFS
Point Lobos Study 5, 6 x 9, NFS
Point Lobos Study 6, 6 x 9, NFS