Maybe three weeks ago.....
.....I took a workshop with Terry Miura. After reading many, maybe all, of Terry's blog posts and looking at the paintings he's posted I developed an appreciation for his painting design and brushwork. His mastery of the use of edges is evident in all his work but especially with the figure. Periodically I need new input and he seemed a great choice.
These are a few of the pieces from those three days. Terry is more of a tonal painter than I am. So what's that, you ask? There are differing definitions and, since I like mine the best, here it is. A tonalist, when changing planes on a form, first asks 'what value is it?'. A colorist first asks, 'what temperature (or color) is it?'. There are lots of places on this kind of a spectrum. I thought I might move myself more toward a tonalist for a while and see how it fit....but as hard as I tried I didn't go all that far. I seem to always see color before value....but I gave it a try.
|(Colors in the original are more intense)|
Upcoming workshop through the Winslow Art Center is called 'Blowing It Up', how to turn a days worth of sketches into a larger piece. Find out more HERE.
Thanks for looking.