Click pictures to enlarge

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Class Demo,"Richard" Monday 1/25/10

As promised here is last nights demo.  The photo has a bit to much contrast and has some glare issues, but it will do for now.  I'll try to take a better one.

If you remember toward the end of the demo(I should have stopped 5 minutes sooner) I got a little heavy handed with my darks, it really hurts to see them today.  The painting didn't need them.  Sometimes you need to have a friend close by who will grab your brushes and run away.  I may try to fix some things, if I do I'll post it.


  1. To me this looks very good.
    In hind sight you say maybe to have stopped sooner.
    I don't know. I see a lot of energy, and personality, in the moment.
    Technicals should take a back seat to process and if something should be "tweeked" it is just a chaseing after perfection, or a second guess
    of what you've done.(my opinion~)
    I would say Bravo! Don't let the "doubting Thomas" rob the beauty that is!

  2. Thanks Bill, I often think of each alla prima painting as a performance. They are records of a particular moment with a multitude of variables. Best not picked apart in the post game.