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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Online Workshop






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. 

24 comments:

Irene Rencsi said...

Lovely work, Barb. I really enjoyed the workshop as well. :)

William Bruce said...

Hi Barb, WmLittleRock here, Nice job!!!glad to hear you enjoyed the workshop. Did things go smoothly?

Barbara Pask said...

Thanks Irene. Your portrait is just outstanding.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi William, We were kind of the guinea pigs, his first workshop you know. Kind of crazy at first just getting everyone in but Dave made up for the late start. Things ran pretty smooth after that. You should catch the repeat of it next weekend.

Lee said...

Hi Barb,
Love your wonderful soft portrait. Your painterly rendition inspires me.

Wasn't that workshop great!? Dave's critiques are right on but gentle. Very fun and educational.

See you in the chat room.
Lee Ekland

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Lee, Your portrait was really excellent, we all seem to still have our own styles even with Dave's great instruction. Thanks for stopping by

KEITH PROCTOR Daily painting blog said...

Thanks for your comment on my painting Barbara, your some Artist yourself!
Great Portrait Work.
Cheers / Keith

Janice Crawford said...

Barb such a wonderful job on your painting. Dave is such a great artist and instructor. I love all of your art...thanks for sharing:)

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Keith, Thank you for visiting me and what a nice complement.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Janice, What a sweetie you are. Dave is great and the workshop was a wonderful experience. I look forward to seeing your finished piece.

Debbie Lamey-MacDonald said...

Great job Barb! Loved seeing your progress shots. Your portrait has a lovely softness! Glad to hear that you really enjoyed your workshop :)

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Debbie, Very kind words and I appreciate it so much. I also enjoy seeing other artists progress shots, interesting to see how others work.

neetzy said...

Hey Barb,

Interesting progression. Good progress. I like the early sketches as much as the finished product. I never took an online workshop. Sounds worthwhile! I do like your final result.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Anita, The internet is amazing, new changes all the time. I have no regrets. Glad you like my painting.

Rosemary said...

Super job, Barb! Thanks so much for posting the progress photos! I hope to take one of Dave's workshops soon! You have inspired me!

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Rosemary, Fun to see progress shots isn't it? Glad you like the finished result. You should do one of Daves workshops. He plans to do them on a lot of different subjects.

Dean H. said...

That online instruction sounds like a real winner, Barb!
Your painting looks well done...I like how you show the planes of the face.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi there Dean, So glad you like how the painting turned out, great having someone to watch paint stroke by stroke.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Very nice Barbara.

I don't understand how an online workshop could get "full".

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Bill, Dave had a limit to the number of people he would accept in the workshop. It is because of the time it takes to do the online critiques. Isn't he internet amazing.

Ambera said...

He looks great! Love seeing the step by step process.

Barbara Pask said...

Hello Ambera, Thanks so much. So nice of you to visit. I know you are a busy gal, I visit your blog often.

Carol said...

Wow Barbars that sounds wonderful! Pity we are still on dial up otherwise I would love to do that. Your portrait is magnificent too! Welldone!

Barbara Pask said...

I had dial up for years, high speed is soooo great. Glad you like how the portrait came out, it was such a positive experience.