Saturday, November 20, 2010

GUALALA WORKSHOP FINAL DAY "HEAD & HANDS" DEMO AND SLIDE SHOW

Knowing how to draw and paint hands is critical when painting portraits.  Otherwise you are severely limited in your options.  The last day of the workshop we focus on ways to approach drawing hands and incorporating them into a painting.  This was my demo.  I decided to collage over tyvek since I had never done that before and wanted to see how it would behave.  This was the result.  The slide show is the student work for the day.  Great job!!

We had a wonderful week here in Gualala.  I hope I have the opportunity to come back again to teach.  This is a fabulous community and a charming place to spend some time.  Just south of Point Arena on the Pacific Coast amongst the Redwoods with the Pacific Ocean lapping at the shore.  Ah Paradise!

4 comments:

Ellen Roles said...

Myrna.. These are great.. You really did a good work in bringing out the abilties of this class. ellen....still painting

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, I've been enjoying your slide shows from this class. The work is wonderful! I see a lot of interesting, creative approaches to the portraits. And, today's work is excellent. Fascinating demo portrait!

Tammie said...

wonderful piece! Love that hand. I have yet to learn how to draw hands or a body, so far to go...

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Tammie, practice, practice, practice. Just keep working from the head down!

Hi Peggy. Thanks for the comments. I haven't had time to check out what you have been up to. On my todo list tonight!

Hi Ellen, glad to hear you are still painting. I am watching your progress with great interest.

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