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Friday, November 16, 2012

Marc Hanson Workshop Report Day 2

'Autumn Surprise'         6x8       oil on panel    ©Karen Margulis   $125 paypal
It wasn't as cold today and I actually shed 3 of my 6 layers!  The workshop started with Marc doing a demo.  It was about a 2 hour demo and I took a lot of photos.  I loved having my Canon superzoom camera. I didn't need to get up or more around to get a close shot of the painting in progress.

After the demo it was so close to lunchtime we decided to eat and get it over with so we could have the rest of the day to paint. It was a good choice and I managed to do 3 paintings.  The painting above was my last one but it was actually my second.  I didn't like how it was going so I wiped it out and put it aside.  Before I cleaned up for the day I decided to take it out and try again with better success.

Below are photos of Marc's demo along with some random thoughts about what I learned.

Marc Hanson's demo painting

  • I loved Marc's initial block-in. The wet and drippy paint reminded me of the way I like to do my oil underpaintings for pastel. He wiped it in with a rag/paper towel to great a toned surface. 
  • I have been working with a limited palette so I enjoyed see how he used other colors to mix his subtle grayed greens dried grass color. I tried these new colors in my painting. 
  • It was great to see how he built up the painting and especially how he painted the branches. He loaded his brush and drew the branches. 
  • He used a palette knife and a hardware store brush to create texture in the end stages. I can't wait to play around with those tools more!
I have taken a lot of notes so I am sure I will have more to share in future posts.  One more day so stay tuned to part three!

If you missed my review of day one you can read it HERE


Kathleen said...

The flowers are lovely! Glad it warmed up for you! I live just south of Atlanta so I know how miserable it's been!

Donna T said...

Thanks again for the report! Your flowers have such beautiful color harmony. Whatever you did, it sure worked!

Sherry Schmidt said...

Love your flowers Karen. Thanks for the report!