Oil on canvas panel 9x12
Never say never, right? I've been saying I won't paint in oils since I have acrylics and watercolor and there isn't much more room for art supplies, BUT.. I know not to make a statement like that. I've just returned from a 3 day oil painting workshop at the Knowlton Gallery in Lodi, CA with Peggi Kroll Roberts,. The first day was devoted to still life and the other two days were of the costumed model and this was my first oil workshop. Check out some of Peggi's work on the Knowlton site. Peggi lists future workshops and supply lists on her website and she has a wonderful set of instructional DVD's and a book with some of her paintings.
Lodi was an easy place to get to and the gallery was a beautiful place to paint with an elevator to the 2nd floor. I flew into Sacramento without stops from DFW and rented a car and drove the short distance to Lodi. Classes began at 9 and went to 4 with an hour for lunch. The gallery is downtown and restaurants are within walking distance and everyone would break for lunch and go out. In Texas I've discovered in a lot of instances we eat at our table and rarely take that full hour for lunch but it was a needed enjoyable break for the 12 class members.Peggi started us out with a lot of warm ups concentrating on values and massing in our shadows and told us that when we woke up each morning she wanted us repeating, "Mass in my shadows first." Later in the week I'll post one of the costumed model pieces and I'm not giving up on acrylic but just had a goal for 2012 that I'd like to learn more about this medium. It was a great workshop and today I've signed up for another one of Peggi's. The cantaloupe isn't signed as I'm at a loss when or how to affix my signature but I'm sure I can't use my Sharpie Paint pen.
Nancy and Peggi with our complementary colored topsThe big spacious room beside the gallery where our workshop was held.
The covered walkway into the building from the parking area in back.
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