Friday, June 8, 2012

Today's Demo


The Usual Suspects 8x8" Acrylic  Click to Buy

When I ask artists why they are taking my workshop, I always hear: I need to loosen up... I'm too slow, my work looks tired, etc etc. Usually they are suffering from tiny-brush-induced-detailitis. I tell them its easy to loosen up and proceed to force them to do so. In reality, its not about time, what they actually want is a more gestural, lyrical, painterly quality to their work. I preach big brushes, lots of paint, get your values correct. I love it when artists come in as disbelievers, and leave gushing with excitement to do their next 30 minute painting. Amen!

5 comments:

ashok said...

nice composition

suzannepaints said...

This is great, Patti. Love the light bouncing up from the tabletop.

Sunny Avocado said...

Vibrant color!

Nancy Colella said...

Love this post! You are right on about using bigger brushes and more paint! and NO BLENDING! Pu a stroke down and leave it!

Marilyn R Miller said...

Ok! OK! I will buy some large brushes....and use them!

II read the article about your painting in Brant Park and would like to see photos of your paintings. Any chance?