Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Anderson Grist Mill"

9 x 12
oil on gessoed hardboard

This was my first day's painting from my recent workshop with Calvin Liang. We started the week at the Anderson Mill, an old grist mill dating from around the Civil War days.  

Here is Calvin in front of the mill and just starting his demo in the morning. Not sure what he is saying in this photo, but am sure he is stressing the importance of the four elements in the structure of a painting: shapecolor and it's correct temperature, values, and edges-sharp, soft or lost. He stressed these four principles all week. Thanks, Calvin, I need the repetition! 

This photo of our workshop attendees, along with Calvin and Qiang who organized the class, was taken the last day of the workshop. What a sterling group, I couldn't have asked for a more talented bunch of artists to spend the week with. As you can see, the weather was sunny and perfect all week long. 


  1. Il est toujours agréable de pouvoir visualiser le lieu où la peinture fut crée... Je suis certaine que ce fut une semaine très créative.
    J'aime beaucoup votre moulin, la touche est douce et les couleurs tendres.

  2. Your workshop sounds wonderful Ann! It's interesting to me that all the same elements are stressed in all the workshops...maybe someday I will get look like you already did!

  3. Looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing his advice. Nice job on the grist mill. Look forward to seeing your others. I was so bad at Tim horn's workshop that I could not even post my paintings. You are a natural plein air artist.

  4. I am impressed with your grist mill painting! It looks like you got all four principles right that Calvin was teaching. I will have to try and remember them.

    Thank you for sharing what you learned in your workshop, Ann!

  5. Oh my, I am behind in much fun, you're out there doing exactly what you should be doing right now, so envious. Great work and love seeing the whole group shot.