Two of the colors on Jennifer's palette were new to me: Indian Yellow and Thalo Red Rose. I got them ahead of time and played with them a little, but didn't see how on earth they would be very useful. So I was very curious to see how Jennifer used them in practice. Well ... the main thing she does is use a mix of them for her ground, and also for the drawing. I jumped right into this as grounds are something I use all the time. I enjoyed it, although for this particular painting I may have overdone it ... otherwise I like it a lot. Indian Yellow is also great for making darks AND lights, and I may end up adding it to my palette permanently.
Another thing Jennifer does is wait until the very end of a painting and then add what she calls "bling!" For this she uses a small brush with long bristles called a "liner," which I didn't have until the last day, when I did this painting. You can see my bling in the "highlights" of the trees to the right, and most of the single tree on the left.
This is the last of my paintings from the workshop - that I am willing to post anyway. It was a humbling experience, but I won't give up. I am back in Sedona next week to teach a workshop, and then almost immediately off to Germany, where I will have 3 weeks to paint outside!
Here's our class (sorry so small):