Sunday, June 16, 2013
Workshop with Patti Mollica
Hello there, I spent this weekend in Rising Sun Indiana at a workshop given by Patti Mollica. The workshop was "How to paint Fast Loose and Bold" in acrylics and one of the best workshops I have attended. Patti gave it a 110% and tried to fill us with as much knowledge as you possibly can in two days. Check out her style, very loose and painterly. The idea is to give as much information as you can about your subject with the fewest strokes possible. She did a demo each day, the one I have posted she did in 15 minutes. She did do a value sketch first and worked out the best possible composition so when she sat down to paint she had all the necessary information and her sketch was on her canvas. I painted 7 paintings and one I did in 8 minutes, she gave us 15, 30 or 45 minutes to paint. The best thing I took from it is to slow down think a lot about design do several value sketches to see what works and think value value value. I plan to practice lots, I purchased her book and even purchased one of her little jewel paintings. Don't judge these too harshly, they are just learning tools. That is Patti painting and you can kind of see her finished painting behind her hand, lol. The other 5 are some of mine, I ran out of canvases and started drawing squares to paint in. I loved the workshop and would highly recommend attending one of Patti's workshops if you ever have the chance.