Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Crescent Moon Park" - SOLD


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):

16 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

That is a wonderful painting. Such strong shapes and the beautiful glow!!
Thalo red rose is one of my 'must have' colors. I love it

Lisa said...

I love the glow of the underpainting on this one. Also the bling on the trees. It all equals light!
xo

Jo Castillo said...

This is great. You are a quick study! Sounds like great fun, except for Jerome. It is a neat old city.

Take care and enjoy the next excursion, too.

Kay Christopher said...

Aewsome, Carol. Your use of color is always so fantasic. What a mood...as others have already said it DOES glow!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Carol,

Still recovering from the workshop ;-)
Had an awesome time in Sedona and was absolutely delighted to have you on board. You are an inspiration! Love your workshop posts by the way!
Have an amazing time in Germany!

Best,
Jennifer

Carol Schiff Studio said...

The glow and the bling, great additions to your art.

DSM said...

That's what is different in your recent posts; the rose-glow ground.. Happy Struedel-ing!

Bobbi Heath said...

Beautiful painting, that underpainting sure gives it a glow. I really like the thinness and transparency, I know there is only one chance at that, and it has to be deliberate. Well done. And I love the bling!

Linda said...

WOW! Isn't it a blast to try some new things? To stretch and grow is just an awesome feeling! Love this painting with your "bling" and I like the your ground - it pushes the color. The trees catch my eye immediately. Great composition.

DSM said...

I was thinking about the liner brush. A new type of brush can really change your technique and show you another way to lay down a stroke. I look to my liner to hold a lot of fluid paint when I use it for watercolor lettering or pattern painting. You can use it in dry brush mode to strengthen (in a sketchy way) a pencil drawing you like; the hairs almost stick to the pencil!

mary maxam said...

yes, this is pretty wonderful. I discovered indian yellow a few months ago and the transparency is and glow is very useful. great work as always

Cynthia said...

This piece sings girl!!! wow, I really like it! This ground...this bling....your color choices...just fantastic! This is definitely your highlight of the week!

n. rhodes harper said...

You are so lucky to have taken Jennifer's class. I know you enjoyed it. It is my goal to take one and I love the pieces you created while there. Of course your workshop was one of the best I have taken!!

Ulrike Miesen-Schürmann said...

Hello Carol,

if I may ask, where in Germany are you going? I'm curious about the place(s) you would like to paint over here.

Greetings from Bremen in the north
Ulrike O:-)

Rob Hazzard said...

Thanks for sharing the bling tip! I've got a liner brush that never gets used, time to put it to use.

Nancy Moskovitz, artist said...

Hi Carol. I've taken your workshop and recall your wisely saying to avoid thalo colors as a ground. Are you letting that thalo red rose ground dry before painting then?

Gorgeous painting!