Tuesday, March 24, 2009

another demo & kids

Here is another demo from my Jacksonville workshop (sold). I got home last night. This was the last of 4 workshops I squeezed into the last month and I have to admit I'm fried. So I took today off. Well, actually I spent the day tearing carpet out of the old house, but at least I didn't have to think while I did it. Now I'm fried AND my body hurts. : ) Below are all my kids from this last class. I was blessed with yet another fabulous group - we had a great time!

9 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Really, it was wonderful!

robertsloan2art said...

Looks like you had a great time -- the demo painting is gorgeous. I love big flowers like that and the glass is just hinted perfectly.

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Beautiful azalea (is it?)! Anyway, I love the warm colors!

Rob Hazzard said...

Carol, I love your flower but I really love the way you portray glass by just giving us the minimum amount of information.

Elenka said...

Please come do a class in Maine!!!!!!

MooPig_Wisdom said...

I am enjoying all those smiling faces who must be your pupils,,?

Carol, I see you often saying: "I will have to shoot another photo of [this]..."

I use a flatbed scanner with resolutions at least 400 p\inch to capture real color and shadow\fill\midtone. Mine is just a Lexmark 6100 series fax\copy\scanner... and scans up to 9 x 14 [I think your scenes are about 8 x 8? no problem.

In the scanning you should pick best quality over fastest speed. Also, you need to make sure your canvas is tight to the flatbed glass. I use weights like books or batteries to press the image flat to the glass. In commercial work shops we would use vaccuum surface [like air hockey tables] with locking glass frame over to remove air so piece is absolutely flat to the glass for reproduction by camera or contact printing.

I am thinking you do not do this because your pieces are, after all, still wet... but it is a better result. I have oil on canvas paintings here still drying after four years. Of course ask around; others may have a better solution. And let me know what others do.

For larger pieces I still use a digital camera, no flash, rather with high intensity studio lighting. The camera is stationery on tripod and painting is plumb and level on easel. Do you too?

The best part:
Once I have the images downloaded, then I use Picassa 3, from Google, to make any adjustment to the image file as needed. That is free software.

Bobbi Heath said...

Carol, I just want to say again how much I enjoyed this workshop. As I review my notes and your handout and think about applying what we learned, I see your smile and the thought that went into this great experience. Keep it up! And you guys out there, if you have to travel to get to one of Carol's classes, then do it. It will be worth it. - Bobbi

S. deLesseps said...

Hi Carol - I, too, am "fried" but only after three days! That was one of the most imformative and fun workshops I have been to in a long time. So much new information to assimilate, I can't wait to get back to the easel. It was truly a treat to watch your demos and get a hint of how you express the light with just a flick of the brush. And the glass in "Backlit" -so transparent yet so tactile. Wow!Thanks for being so accessible and generous with your time. We will definitely meet again in Maine (if not before.) Suzanne (one of your Jacksonville kids)

K.S. Clark said...

Two friends of mine took your workshop and I will join them in encouraging you to come to Maine to do a workshop in August 2010. We will welcome you with opened arms. Thank you for your generosity of spirit and artistic wonderment.
Kitty Clark
kclark47@comcast.net