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: shape, color 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.