Monday, August 17, 2009

BROMMER WORKSHOP DAY ONE: LINE & SHAPE




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This is going to be a FABULOUS week! Gerald Brommer is a masterful artist, an experienced teacher of teachers and students alike, and a humble and charming gentleman. His manner is low key, his discussions full of humor and I like his critiques. He always finds the good in the work but they are honest and instructive. Of course, I would expect as much. I have been in classes where the critiques were useless.

Today's lesson was about light colored shape washes unrelated and subordinate to the line. We worked with starting with line first and then starting with shape first. When you are done, you can't tell which came first. I can't wait to pre-paint my sketch book pages with this idea. The last half hour we painted washi papers for tomorrow's session.

Here are my efforts for the day. They are quarter sheets. I usually don't work this small but it is a good size for a workshop where there is limited space. I wish I had brought my Frenchman photo to work with. I plan to work with him for the rest of the workshop, along with some other faces.

6 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna! Thanks for posting! Great faces, drawing and painting. As usual, you gave me something to think about! Enjoy your week.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks for sharing, Mryna. I can feel the excitement and joy in this posting and I really like what you're doing here.

Nancy Standlee said...

Tell Gerald hello from Nancy in Texas. I'll be following your posts and you will learn so much.

Cynthia said...

Thanks for posting this,,,as I always wanted to take his workshop and now I KNOW I want to.....great drawings too.

Magdalena Bogart said...

Hi Myrna,
how wonderful that you are in that class and report from it with all those great paintings you did.

I cancelled the class, since I had the opportunity to do my "art sabbatical" in Jacksonville OR, where I am going to stay at least for another 2 weeks.
Kind regards
Lena

Sandy Maudlin said...

What a wonderful experience to learn from Gerald Brommer! He's an awesome teacher, and I LOVE what you're doing! Can't wait to see more.

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