Monday, May 5, 2018
David Hoff Seminar
David’s workshop was also held at the Duncan facility and was an all-day class. We learned how to do a textured landscape painting, similar to painting with oil, on a large square plate. The entire piece was painted with Concepts, but thickener was used for the foliage. After we traced the design using clay carbon, we painted in the background and added in some small horizon trees. Then we applied the thickened medium where we wanted foliage on the larger trees. It needed to dry completely so we broke for lunch.
After lunch we added loads of color to our trees, using three, four, or five shades on each tree. Finally we added trunks to the large trees and did detailing. To finish we will paint the back with black Concepts. Most of us were anxious to get on the road and decided to finish and fire at home.
We travelled today from Fresno to the Doubletree Inn in Newark-Freemont where we will stay for eight days. Tomorrow is a game day but the next game isn’t for a week so we will have some time to recuperate from the hectic painting schedule and also do some sightseeing.
Today’s workshop will need to be a two-evening event when we teach it in the studio. I imagine doing this technique with trees that are a little more open than the bushy trees I painted, like cherry blossom trees in the spring. And also doing a fall foliage workshop. David mentioned we can even use this medium on evergreen trees.
Since there are so many new techniques to learn, it will be hard to decide what to offer when. Note that with David’s workshop, and Friday night’s Make-n-Bake-n-Take rainbow plate, we have done six new projects and want to share every one of them with you. So feedback please — which projects interest you the most?
Carol’s Carousel Creations
Jim & Carol Warneke