'Off the grid' have I been....
.....due to a dance with pneumonia. I wouldn't recommend it.....but I'm almost 'normal', whatever that means....but I guess it means I'm interested in painting again.
Anyway, this was the first demo painting I did at the Italy workshop (plans are afoot already for another next year). Wanting to do something relatively simple I decided on this. OK. To be honest it was the most comfortable seating area in the garden and THEN I decided what I could see to paint.
I taped a loose piece of linen to a board, toned it with some burnt sienna and talked my way through the stages. It's a quick little piece but I like the way the colors came together.
Here is a pic one of the other painters posted on Facebook about a week ago. I'm taking the tape off just prior to final touch-up....can't judge it as well with all that blue tape so the refinement takes place with it off.
By the way, my Fall 2014 painting classes begin this next Tuesday from 9:30 to 1:30 followed by open studio time. Open to oil, acrylic, gouache, casein or pastel. There are a couple of spots still available if you can make it.