This last week I attended a plein air painting workshop hosted by Susan Abbott at her home in Plainfield, VT. It was quite productive and I learned a lot about landscape painting outdoors, design and color. I also met many fine people who also attended.
Here are three oil paintings I did as part of that workshop.
Oil on canvas 11″ x 14″
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I have just finished a Color Workshop with Susan Abbott. If you are an aspiring artist, young or old, I strongly recommend you take one, either from Susan or other artist seriously engaged with color. You will save a lot of time working on paintings that come up short because of color considerations. I have blazed that trail for you, and have several canvases that just don’t cut the mustard because of my inept handling of color.
Here is a link to Susan Abbott’s blog: https://susan-abbott.squarespace.com/a-painters-year/.
Watercolor and ink. Caricature of family after a brunch.
Mixed Media Caricature of Mick Jagger and Divine
This is india ink, watercolor, and acrylic white on vellum Bristol. The Bristol is not ideal for watercolor, but acceptable.
This is the week I study color in a workshop at the Torpedo Factory taught by Susan Abbot. I have been mainly drawing for the last couple of years, so I am looking forward to putting some color into my work. The self portrait just published here was a dive in beforehand to have something to compare to after the workshop is completed…before vs after.