5x7 oil on canvas panel
This past week, I attended Donna Shortt's painting mentorship class at the Southside Art League. With my various teaching commitments that I have going on during the school year, I haven't had the chance to make it down there since the summer! It's always great for me to feel the roles reversed and to be the student. Being there always challenges me more than I anticipate, but that's good, right?! During this class, Donna had set up this still life of an orange with a harsh light and three 'sides' of bright construction paper. We were focusing on color during this particular class. Donna gave us little gray pieces of paper with a hole punched in it and we were isolating various areas to see the true color. We also had to use a palette knife which is super rare for me. It was challenging, but also fun and I loved using the knife because I never had to clean my brushes. :) I really appreciate Donna's wisdom and I always have at least 20 questions to ask for about painting, pricing, plein air events, galleries, etc. I try not to be too obnoxious with my questions...would hate to get kicked out of class, that would be really bad! ;)
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