Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stephen Quiller Workshop ~ Day 5 ~ Artists' Showplace


This is a close up of a Stephen Quiller painting demo done at the Stephen Quiller Workshop on Friday.

Another close up.

A crooked view of the whole painting. He was always saying, build your values, values will make a painting, and watch your space between the trees (not equal) and paint what you know. On Friday, he showed the class some ways to make an acrylic wash under lay and then paint watercolors on top. He also used some qouache in the trees.
This is my Friday effort and I grabbed a piece of gessoed watercolor paper to use and think I was channeling Bob Burridge.
Some have asked for me to post Stephen's 12 color basic palette and if you'd go to his site Quiller Gallery you will find the list. It is listed with pigment numbers in his new book, WaterMedia Painting.
Canvas by Canvas has become an associate with Artists' Showplace and Friday evening they invited us to a wonderful party and reception - a welcome break after a busy week of painting at the workshop. Enjoy the slide show below. Stephen, we're glad we got to know you and we like your painting style. Paint what you know and you sure know trees and mountains.

Here is a great new site to listen to while you surf: theRADIO.com
I looked for the greatest country song ever written and they've got it - George Jones and "He Stopped Loving Her Today". Check out Willie "Always on My Mind" and my ring tone "Fix You" by Cold Play, Or Elvis Presley "Are You Lonesome Tonight" - Oh, what great songs.

Look what I've found for my Christmas Stocking by Vivienne Tam - a HP Mini 1000.

5 comments:

Margie said...

Loved the slide show. Thanks again for sharing all the workshop Nancy.
maw

Paula Cravens said...

Hi nancy, I am so envious. You have been taking workshops with all the people I have been wanting to take workshops with...Burridge, O'connor, Quiller. I really loved the paintings you did of the flowers at the Burridge workshop around Oct. 31st. And I would have to see your ID to believe that your are 73. I will be back to read your reviews of the workshops when I have more time. I want to start keeping a journal too! Great site!!

Mineke Reinders said...

Thanks for sharing your workshop experience and all these wonderful Stephen Quiller paintings! Must have been wonderful to watch him paint.

By the way, I've tagged you. Check out today's post on my blog to read the rules and play along if you want to.

Nancy Standlee said...

Hello, Margie, thanks for the comment and it was my pleasure.

Paula, How funny you are to make the comment about my ID. I see that you took a workshop at Quidby Island. I'd signed up for one there with Donna Zagotta but it didn't make. I've had one with her and one scheduled for 09. You must take with Burridge. I've found that keeping a journal is a good way for me to get in some drawing practice and remember where I've been!

Hello Mineke, and thanks for showing us how to pronounce your name. Thanks for tagging me and I'll tag some blogger/artists after Thanksgiving.

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