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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Eric Wiegard Workshop - Day 4 - "Key West Cottage"

On the fourth day Eric did a street scene with flowers and figures. He encouraged us to make a commitment ot our value shifts and to try to leave some connecting light shapes. I used a photo I had taken in Key West in November for my painting "Key West Cottage." I also planned ahead to do the windows so that each was different. He suggests having them look like different shaped puzzle pieces. I was happy with the strong values I got in this one.

7 comments:

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Nice piece. I like the colors and the values

Lin said...

BEAUTIFUL, Joan!! I LOVE the violets in this .. and yes, the differences in all the windows -- the strong values of the trees!! Boy, this looks like a great workshop! Good job!

Anita Davies said...

This has beautiful colour Joan

Desiree said...

Nice Job, are you having fun? I love your colors, keep up the good work.

Joan said...

Helen - Thanks. It was fun to do.

Lin - I tried to remember Eric's suggestions about how to do the windows. Thank you.

Anita - Thanks so much!

Desiree - These were fun to do once I got over the original panic at the size of the paper. lol Thanks!

Maggie Latham said...

Joan, this is so lovely! It makes me SO homesick for KW...I really, really loved living there and feel blessed I was part of the KW art scene for seven years. Still it is nice to be back home in England, and I have traded one paradise for another. This painting just takes me back to fond memories.....
we used to live in one of those 'conch' cottages like your painting. I have so many photos and I think you might have inspired me to get them out and start a series!
Maggie

Joan said...

Maggie - Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I'll be watching to see if you do a series of houses!! I loved all your Key West art and love the ones of the English countryside too.