Sunday, May 24, 2009
Hello, I spent this whole weekend taking an online workshop with Dave Darrow. I have taken many workshops with different results but all similar. The teacher normally demos and then we paint and they might make it around to you once or maybe twice depending on the number of people in the workshop. Not knocking workshops but some are better than others. I really really enjoyed this online workshop. It felt as though I was getting 12 or so hours of private instruction. I set my computer up by my easel and painted right along with Dave. We sent in our progress photos for critiques two times each day to help us make sure we were headed in the right direction. I am pretty pleased with my painting, the likeness isn't right on but I wanted to follow Daves lead and sketch it on the canvas his way instead of my usual way. I start with the eyes normally and work my way out. This is oil on a 11 X 14 linen panel. Dave is doing this same workshop next weekend and I don't believe it is full yet. I would highly recommend it. He has another coming up in a couple of weeks on a nude figure also. Hopefully you can tell the progression of these, they go from the bottom up. Bottom two are the first day, sketch and where we finished up. The third is earlier today and the top two are the finished painting.