Tuesday, May 13, 2014

before and after

(10x14 sheet)
On the left: done before the Mel Stabin workshop; on the right: after.
Forgot to mention, and I'm sure it makes a difference--everyone always says it does, anyway--that at the workshop, and at home since, I've been painting standing up, rather than sitting, as I always had before.
More bouys. These first washes look a little to light to me; Mel says you should try to get the value right on the first go. Now I'll end up going back in and lose some of the freshness.

(10x14)

10 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

I like the richness of color on the one on the left but i like the background better on the one on the right. Either way...lovely work !Hugs!deb

Barbra Joan said...

OK .... so your painting really 'good stuff' and having a blast at the same time.. What could be better than that ???

Vandy said...

Love the clarity of the colours in the painting you did back in the studio. I've never tried repeating a painting after a workshop. Good idea.

I'm interested in your point about painting standing up. What difference do you feel it makes? I also paint sitting down, but when I'm being experimental I find I stand and move around a lot more.

Debbie Nolan said...

Laura - these both are very lovely - can't say which one I would choose. Looks like though Mel Stabin's workshop inspired you. Have a wonderful day.

debwardart said...

I think you have found your Mentor!

RH Carpenter said...

I like both of the top ones but see where you spent more time getting the roundness of the shapes of the buoys in the second one. I am liking the bottom painting, too! It doesn't hurt to go back in and darken - just remember to rewet and drop in that dark where you need it :)

Barbara Muir said...

All of your paintings are beautiful.

XOXOXOXO Barbara

Sharon Chapman said...

Your paintings are always an inspiration.

Mary Manahan said...

Great colors, Laura!

Robin@Library said...

love the cluster of colors and the geometries their bands make. funny I've been thinking abt converting my desk at work to be able to stand rather than sit. Motion gets the blood flowing to the brain? :) Nice work Laura!

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