Friday, January 15, 2010

Painting Exercise, Marc Hanson Workshop

Thought you readers might like to see one of the painting exercises from the Marc Hanson workshop. A larger canvas was divided into 4 areas. All the paintings are of the same scene. (I chose that one because it afforded me a little protection from the wind, as it was extremely cold that day.) The two paintings on the left are just value studies, using black and white paint. The top one is nothing but dark, middle, and light value, and the one below it has has halftones added. This kind of painting promotes a strong composition! The two on the right are in color--again the top one is just dark, middle, and light value. For example, you'll see that the fence and trees are combined in the first painting, but separated in the one below. Again the bottom color one has had halftones added, and is the finished painting.

Here is a close up of the finished painting.

1 comment:

Dustin Pearson Harlan said...

Connie, magnificent and masterful!!! "I seen where you paint real good can ya help me out"!
I loved seeing the exercise and value studies. You make it look so easy but it's so hard!

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