I actually submitted two pieces for the critiques.
|#1018 - Still-life with Oranges - 5 x 7 watercolour|
|my drawing of Still-life with Oranges|
I did this piece mostly as a test for myself. My friends at Art Club were teasing me about my first painting for the workshop because I printed the photo and just transferred the image onto my watercolour paper before painting. I figured it was a class on value not drawing, so why not? But, Wednesday evening I decided I would do a drawing of the still-life from one of the photos on my computer. I was happy with the way it turned out so I painted it and submitted it for critique too. Everyone liked this piece as well and offered no suggestions for changes.
The remainder of the class was about Light and Mood and the instructor shared lots of photos as examples. It was very interesting and the notes will prove useful for future paintings. The instructor tried to show different moods on the still-life set-up by using coloured film over a spot light but the daylight in the room was too bright and the effects were limited.
We finished the class by starting work on another still-life with the new display. I took lots of photos but I also did a sketch.
|drawing of still-life #2|
|Deer sketch - about 6 x 8|
I think that the impetus to start sketching is one very special bonus of the workshop I attended. I may not do many more still-life paintings but I will definitely do more sketching.