Saturday, March 21, 2009

Eric Wiegardt Workshop Day 3

After my disappointing painting of boats, Eric's next demo was a street scene. Hmmm....I didn't have any street photos. I watched his demo of a street in Italy with some people walking. The lesson was on combining shapes. When I looked through my photos, I found one that I thought I could use for the lesson. It is a photo of a couple of people walking down to "Fish Beach" on Monhegan Island, Maine. One of the people was my sister Joan. We had gone there to paint, so I just turned the other person into myself to make it more personal.
This time we worked on wet paper, and I had a little bit of trouble making my buildings hold an edge, which made them look a little wonky, but that's part of doing a "loose" painting. Here is my version of a "street scene" (done in a place that doesn't even have streets).
On Day 4, Eric did his demo of a market with a flower stand and several people. It was loose and colorful. I started a painting of some people walking down a garden path. I haven't finished it yet, but Eric liked it enough to have me put it up for "gallery night" on Day 5, even though it was clearly not completed. I will post it here on my blog when I finish it. The last day, Friday, was only a partial day, so I watched the demo Eric did of a snow scene, and then worked some more on my garden painting. It was a great workshop - wonderful demos, lots of painting time, hanging out with other artists for a week, a few walks on the beach, and a party at the end while we admired each other's paintings.


Anonymous said...

This is a charming scene. I would have guessed Maine, too. I wish we had such great workshops where I live. I feel the need for some more classes. Very pleasing scene. Lots to look at.

Joan said...

I think I like this one so much because of the memories I have of visiting Monhegan and painting with you. You did a good job on the buildings and the figures of us!!

laura said...

I love this painting! I wish I had painted it.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I have seen a demonstration by Eric when I was a member of the Arizona Watercolor Association and it was wonderful. The ease with which he does the boat paintings was amazing!

I love your monochrome of the barn, it is very pleasing even though it was "just" a value study.

Congratulations on getting to paint with Eric, I think his work is great.