I held a successful workshop this weekend.
It is always a pleasure to work with four or five good
painters that are willing to follow an exercise and
experience a break through. I cannot think of a better
way to spend a cold and wet weekend than
painting with like minded people.
The theme was to examine the integration of the
figure in a landscape, interior
architecture etc. It was an interesting study for myself
and hopefully the participants. We examined the masters
and how they dealt with the problem in different compositions
along with my own work with its particular influences.
I always encourage the participant’s personal style and
their own way of problem solving. There is much to learn
from the great ones however, in the end, it only makes
sense when you can use established technique
when it applies to your own vision.