We had a busy Day 1 on our three-day "Painting in Colored Light" workshop at Garin Baker's Carriage House Art Studios in Newburgh, New York.
The 17 participants arrived from as far away as Germany. There are six people from Canada, some of whom are professional storyboard artists who want to develop their painting and color skills. Steve, a frequent commentator on this blog, came all the way from Michigan, and Bill drove over in a semi tractor trailer from Fargo, North Dakota.
I started by covering some of the key topics in a slide show.
And then I did an oil demo, painting a white plaster head lit by colored light sources. Here are two studies of Abe that I had done the day before.
The weather was perfect. Garin and Clara provided a lunch of salad and sandwiches, which we ate on the lawn outside the old stone house, accompanied by lots of art talk.
Then everyone spent the whole afternoon painting from the casts: observing the colors, mixing pools of the main colors with a palette knife, painting, and refining. In the evening we had a model in for another informal painting session.
All the effects of colored light are easiest to see on the white plaster form. Today we'll be applying that experience to working from the nude and costumed model.
Garin's Art Blog
More about the Workshop
Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter