Friday, January 20, 2012

Workshop Last Day

My camera wasn't working on Thursday, so I couldn't take any pictures.  I was thinking I needed a new one until I got home.  Then I discovered I had left the memory chip in the computer when I'd downloaded photos the night before.  Doh!

Here are pictures of Carol's demo on Friday.


This was Carol's set up. 


This is her drawing.


The completed painting. 


I loved sitting right beside her easel on that day, and I got to watch her mix her paints.  It's almost as fascinating as watching her paint.  

A lot of us wanted to paint eggs that day, so I tried my hand at that.


My first attempt was too pale, so I went back to a small four by four inch sketch.

The dark side of the brown egg looked almost like chocolate.  My brain kept telling me it couldn't be that dark!   And it's as smooth as a baby's behind.   I like the reflected light, though.

Carol's still painting eggs.  Check out her blog.


13 comments:

  1. De ces oeufs naissent de belles oeuvres!...
    Il est toujours intéressant et instructif de regarder quelqu'un peindre...
    Gros bisous et merci ma chère Virginia pour ce très joli partage photographique (même lorsqu'il n'y a pas la puce mémoire!!!, on y arrive! sourire).

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    1. Martine said: From these eggs beautiful works are born! ... It is always interesting and instructive to watch someone paint ... Big hugs and thank you my dear Virginia for sharing this lovely photo (even when there is no memory chip, you get there! Smile).

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  2. Gosh, it sounds like an awesome workshop, Virginia. You did a great job with your painting! Beautiful transition on the color of the egg....

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    1. Thank you, Hilda. There is so much to learn!

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  3. You are so very lucky getting to do a workshop with Carol. I thought to sign up to one (wasn't very close, but could travel) but it filled before I could. (as it turns out, I wouldn't have been able to make it). Thanks so much for sharing what is happening & what you are learning. Makes me feel like I'm at one of her workshops for real!

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    1. Nan, I felt very lucky to be able to take this workshop. Carol is a great teacher.

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  4. Thank you once again Virginia. I know you had fun. I do like your egg and the soft refleciton of light. Your paintings just keep getting better and better.

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  5. I like your eggs, Virginia, and I am tempted to give a try!

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    1. Try it, Sylviane. It is more difficult than it looks.....deceptively simple!

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  6. They look great... I imagine the lessons learned in Carol's workshop will be with you for a long time-- So worthwhile, thank you for posting!

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  7. I have loved seeing this series from Carol's workshop. YOU did a great job on all the exercises and I can just feel all the knowledge sinking right in! I loved her workshop and thing she is just fabulous:)

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  8. Wow! So amazing! That's for posting and sharing all this!

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  9. You story of your camera made me laugh. I thought mine was broken recently because I couldn't view the display. Turns out it got turned off accidently. Big duh. Love all you've posted about the workshop. Having taken one w/Carol I know how much info she imparts.

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