Howard went above and beyond the regular class time of 9-4. He would begin critiques of everyone's work at 4:30. We barely got done in time for dinner! He did a presentation after dinner every night. The first night he highlighted all the various things we need to ask ourselves when critiquing or troubleshooting our work. The second night's presentation was about all of his favorite contemporary artists. The third night he taught us about all the various phone apps he uses to manipulate his photos. On the last night, Joan treated us to the film "Loving Vincent"!
The first day of the workshop Howard did a short plein air demonstration on how to start a painting. He identifies the major shapes and is insistent on making sure the drawing is correct before moving on. Next he fills in the big shapes with an average color in the right value for each shape. Half the class painted plein air in the morning, but all of us ended up in the studio by the afternoon, taking shelter from the oppressive heat and humidity. And then the thunderstorms came. I didn't finish this one yet. Still a work in progress
|"The Shed", Oil on Panel, 6"x 8", Work in Progress|
|"Dump Truck", Oil on Panel, 6"x 8", work in Progress|
here. Lately she has been working on black canvas with wonderful results