|"Granny Smith on Pink" 8" x 6" Oil on Panel|
This little painting was created in the workshop I took with Carol Marine. In my earlier post about that class, I had mentioned that this was an exercise to train us to stop the over-blending with the brush, and to let each brushstroke be a new (even if slightly) mix of color. To accomplish this successfully, the artist has to train her mind to know what the values are and where they go, and then plan the order in which the strokes overlap each other to carve out the shapes. This skill is good for a painting that is impressionistic up close, but realistic from afar...my favorite kind of painting!