|"Pond of Memories" 8 x 10 oil|
I just got back from a fantastic plein air painting workshop with Randall Sexton at La Rusticana Vineyard in Los Gatos, California. I tried my hand at oil painting and really enjoyed it!
I really appreciated that Randy noticed immediately one of my weaknesses - too much detail too soon - I need to squint more and get the whole value shape in first. He showed me how to blend the shadowed areas with oil paint to tone down my nit-picky detail and have a more impressionistic style (which is what I really want anyway!) I also learned some ways to start an oil painting and how to make changes in this wet medium.
|"Morning at the Gate" 10 x 8 oil|
|"Sculpture of a Hunting Dog" 10 x 8 oil|