|'Morning Quiet' 6x8 oil on panel ©Karen Margulis sold|
The third and last day of the workshop began with a bit warmer temperatures and the promise of sun. We gathered at a small lake to paint and Marc began with a quick demo. There was a wonderful mist and mystery on the lake but by the time everyone assembled it was gone. Marc had wanted to demonstrate how he paints backlit situations and mist but it was a good lesson to see how to approach a plein air painting in very rapidly changing conditions.
We spent the rest of the morning painting on our own. I chose a distant bush across the lake and wasn't too pleased with my results. I had decided to add to my limited palette so it was a learning experience to see what the added colors did. You know what they say.....you don't do your best work at a workshop because you are in learning mode.
After lunch Marc had an exercise for us. I really enjoyed having guided exercises at a workshop. I learn more from solving structured problems then just muddling around on my own. The afternoon exercise was a Memory Painting.
|Painting #1 1 hour Memory Painting|
|Painting #2 1 hour painting while looking at subject|
The workshop ended to soon! I really enjoyed meeting new artists and the camaraderie that was developing. Three days is just a teaser! I did learn a lot that I still need to process. I roomed with two of my artist friends Marsha Savage and Candy Day and our evening art discussion really gave me a lot of food for thought.
Read Marc Hanson Workshop report Day 1 HERE
Read Marc Hanson Workshop report day 2 HERE