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.

10 comments:

Karla said...

Thanks for sharing! I love reading workshops reviews. I ordered her book about color. It is a subject I have been exploring lately.

Nina Stephens said...

What awesome paintings, Barb!

Barbara Pask said...

HI Karla, Patti loves color and design, she is such a great teacher and artist.

Barbara Pask said...

Thanks so much Nina. I don't know how awesome they are, they were painted very quickly, lol Great practice though.

Patti Mollica said...

Hey Barbara - you were a fantastic student, and your last two paintings were just awesome! it was so great to meet you and work with you - I hope we will spend time together again in the future... happy painting and keep up the fabulous work :-)

Barbara Pask said...

Hi there Patti, So great of you to visit my blog. I LOVED your workshop, I think it was the perfect workshop for me at this time in my painting journey. You should consider another workshop in Rising Sun sometime. Thank you again so much and I'll continue to follow you and your wonderful work.

Meredith Adler said...

Hi Barbara,

I knew you would love working with Patti, as did I. I will look forward to seeing your future work and seeing how you incorporate her influence into your own style. Looks like you learned her lessons well!

Meredith

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Meredith, I so enjoyed it. I love her juicy style and though I don't paint like that hopefully it will show in better design and stronger values. We need to be reminded of things over and over and get back to basics. I used to make a thumbnail sketches but got away from it. Time to slow down, lol

Linda Popple said...

Thank you for sharing your workshop experience! I would love to attend one of Patti's workshops. Her work is amazing.

Barbara Pask said...

Glad you enjoyed it Linda. I hope you get to take a workshop one day from Patti.