Monday, October 29, 2012
I did not get around to posting this on Paint and Draw Together in time, but I enjoyed painting it. When I thought I was finished I took it to class and Mark Weber said the shadows needed to be darker--that the shadows ALWAYS need to be darker in a painting. It made an amazing difference. I wanted to change painting styles after doing two realistic works, so I am currently working on a very loose rendering of a pond behind my house. The basics are in, but I'll see how far I get tomorrow.
Saturday night, Meredith and I went to Waterfire in Kansas City. It is a fabulous arts festival on Brush Creek by the Plaza that features artists singing or playing--everything from opera to jazz--on the bridges and on stages on the banks of the creek while 50+ bonfires burn in the water. Stunning.