Marsh's Edge, 8 x 10, oil on panel, L.Daniel © 2021
One of my students pointed out that I had never posted the demo from my last workshop on St. Simons Island. Of course, I am HAPPY to oblige! MORE than! And by the way, if you are looking for an "in person" plein air workshop this spring, join me back in Georgia in April (the week after Easter!)
St. Simons Island, GA - April 8-10
Austin, TX - May 14-15 (full w/wait list)
Compose with Lines and Shapes.
Create an "envelope" to contain shapes using ultramarine and burnt sienna.
Block in dark value pattern of large shapes.
Keep marks loose and expressive. Still using only ultramarine and burnt sienna.
Mass in Upright Planes.
Paint "shadow family" first, using best average value (not highlight value).
Mass in Ground Plane and Sky Plane.
Paint around uprights, "cutting" and "carving in" for details and sky holes.
Break up large masses by adding "light family" in all the planes, and final highlights.