Monday, June 25, 2012

Glare on the Goat Barn

Glare on the Goat Barn___6x8 oil study on linen panel___$190
I taught a lot about LIGHT during my past workshop at the coffee shop! We had to do our plein air work EARLY because of our big Texas heat, so our light was the sunrise... I found this great location on Ronald Reagan Boulevard, north of Round Rock: goat barn, wild sunflowers, cattle, a stock tank (with a bit of water, still), and the eastern sunrise all ready for us!!!
Without teaching the whole lesson, here, I will just say that this one is all about the "radiant" of color and LIGHT which spreads from the sun, and the "radiant" of contrasting cool darks on display in the clouds...The challenge for a painter is keeping these two things SEPARATE, but TOGETHER!!!...and making sure that when your orange meets blue the BROWN  that happens does not LOOK brown!....It's something that I SHOW better than TELL! haha...I paint better with oils than I do with words :)
Here are some locations for my upcoming workshops. email me if you want more info on any of these...
and here is a link to a SPECIAL ONE that I am so excited I can barely think about!!!

July-August ___weekly__Austin___ "Chocolates and Chiaroscurro"
Sept. 15___Salado TX
2013___New York City, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan
2014___February 23-March 1___New Zealand

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1 comment:

Jeff Mahorney said...

So wonderful! What a beautiful color key and a fantastic painting all around. :)