Monday, February 09, 2009

ocean city class

(7x11)
Triad: cobalt, rose madder genuine, cadmium yellow light

(7x11)
Triad: ultramarine blue, quinacridone sienna, raw sienna

I signed up for another 6-week session with Marie Natale in Ocean City. Today was our first day. we spent the time practicing making blended washes with triands, trying to achieve an all-over glow to then use as an underpainting. We didn't start out with any particular landscape in mind, but let the washes suggest the subject.
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18 comments:

Suzanne McDermott said...

My god! You're becoming Turner!

Laura Trevey said...

Don't you just love taking workshops!! I started a workshop today with Don Andrews! Love his wet into wet fresh approach, and very colorful as well ... I will try to post something from our class tomorrow...

Laura

laura said...

Wow, thanks, Suzanne! I love Turner and wasn't thinking of him, but maybe subconsciously ...? I'll have to get out some Turner books and look them over tonight.

I do like workshops, Laura. I especially like meeting the other painters--I get inspiration from them and some practical ideas too. For instance, today one of my classmates brought in some paintings she'd done previously, and she was carrying them in a folder she made by taping together, along one long edge, a thick piece of cardboard and a mat. I thought it was ingenious: keeps the paper flat and the edges protected, and also serves to "show" them to their best advantage for critique.

I've seen Don Andrews's work--I look forward to seeing what you do in the workshop!

Cathy Gatland said...

Ooh - these are so exciting, Laura - such a release from references and preconceived ideas. Your interpretations of the underpaintings into landscape are just beautiful. I want to do your workshop!!

Teresa said...

Your paintings glow with light and color... I look at them and get the feeling that you enjoyed the painting process.

conniep said...

Great work - I love the tranquility of these.

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Watercolorist said...

Love this one. Agree with the Turner comment. Lovely colors and nice to see how the painting developed. You nailed it.
Jean

Laureline said...

I figured there weren't enough Lauras in this comment thread, so I decided to leap in! I agree with Suzanne and the comparison to Turner---very luminous and loose and lovely. Great work, Laura.
From,
Laura

mARTa said...

I also thought of Turner! These are amazing!

Claire said...

wow, I love the second one especially, it reminds me of home (Nova Scotia) by the ocean.

A Brush with Color said...

These are wonderful, Laura! That top one is so serene and filmy, and the bottom one is beautiful. You're in your element here. I agree--a bit reminiscent of Turner, whom I love!

Jennifer Rose said...

the textures and colours in the bottom one are wonderful!

shicat said...

Just lovely,glowing.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Wow these are amazing, Laura. The bottom one has the most beautiful light. I can almost feel the atmosphere. Oh man, do I need at workshop...

Isabel said...

just got here from Cathy's blog and what plasure to find this beautiful watercolors . I'm going to explore a bit more your blog

shl said...

The more I look at the second, the more absolutely BREATHTAKING it is.

If you can bring yourself to tell us (LOL again!), what were Marie's and your classmates' reactions?!

annie said...

S*I*G*H.............
I agree, Turner......
Words can't say how knocked out I am.
annie

Ramana KV said...

Amazing.. Like the use of color and the brush work.. Must be exciting to start with no particular landscape in mind.. The second one here is marvelous..

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