Monday, October 5, 2009

MINNESOTA "VARIATIONS" WORKSHOP DAY 1: SHAPE AND VALUE DRAWINGS


From San Diego, I flew to Minneapolis on Sunday. Today we started "Variations" workshop with 15 enthusiastic participants. Everyone is excited and working hard. I am seeing some great drawings and ideas emerging. Creating shape drawings in various modes fills the morning, then the afternoon is working on various value patterns for these drawings. Tomorrow starts the painting process. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. This is as much fun for me as it is for the workshop students. I will be doing a demo and then everyone will get to work. I will do my best to take some photographs to post tomorrow night.

Here are some variations and value patterns I created from one of my drawings to give you an idea of today's lesson. We are all working from the same image this week. Does she look familiar? I did a few paintings of this image the last few weeks as a warm up for the workshop.

3 comments:

picaza said...

Thanks for being so generous with your methods. Your explanation and photos are so helpful to me in understanding the "conceptualization" of abstraction.
Hope you liked the I-show Friday night. Your self portrait certainly has a presence in our gallery.

carolpete said...

I love these! I'd love to try some of these incorporating ideas from other workshops. You've really inspired me!

Ronnie said...

I too am inspired... I've never seen this type of drawing and painting and I like it. what is it called?

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