After lunch we all set up to paint, I was determined to get a completed painting. I did not work on a oil primed panel, I had brought some linen panels that were acrylic primed and I'm comfortable with those. With such a small group he was very available to offer help. The sun of course went in so we were dealing with cool light and warm shadows. I painted this grouping of trees with the fallen tree in the middle, came out ok. I felt a little better about things. You would like the teacher to think you are capable of painting something, anything, lol.
Thoughts about the workshop. It was expensive, $900 for three days but with the small group I felt it was worth it.
Paint with purpose
Lay down correct strokes
Start thin and transparent
Be excited about your subject
I plan to review my notes over and over and work on things. I painted out today and started with transparent colors and told myself to slow down. No regrets, it was a great experience.