Friday, June 28, 2013

Eider Ducks were everywhere and especially sitting on their nests situated in the grass. The females of course were hard to see because they nested in colors similar to their feather hues. This makes for a wonderful landscape-something which  is so part of the land. What is the most important element in a landscape? If you make it one bird you then have a portrait! Make it the clear connections which we feel between land, sky, water and birds. This becomes meaningful not just accurate.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Neutrals? This is a great example of painting with neutrals-sepias and greys. It is a safe version of warm and cool colors and safe because there are no distracting colors-we see form.
Form is a lot of what makes a great painting. Isolate form by using neutrals. Come to Pt.  Reyes, July 26 & 27th for classes in painting. Also has a painting weekend June 29th & 30th near Sheridan. Come practice neutrals!