Sunday, July 26, 2015

Stan Sperlak Workshop...

What a great opportunity it was to study with
Stan Sperlak
in a three day workshop! 

We learned about the importance of value shifts,

and how to put these skills into practice in the field.

Here's Stan's demo in the afternoon on Day One...

We had a great start on Day Two with a demo on location at
Molalla River State Park.

Some time was spent putting more lessons into practice

before the rain started and we quickly packed up and went back to the studio
to continue to work on our paintings from memory.

Day Three Stan allowed us to ask questions
and he generously offered answers 
and did demos to show examples.

We also had the chance to get outdoors and do some painting
on the grounds around the studio. There were scenic vistas in every direction!

As the morning progressed, the skies became more dramatic!

This group of trees spoke to me,
so I spent time with them again today, this time
 working on isolating a tree and trying to make it appear to be in front of
the background trees by using values to accomplish it.
I will have to work on this lesson more!

My goal is to continue to paint and try to remember all Stan has taught us 
over this full weekend. He is such a great teacher and has shared so much knowledge
and skill with us!

Thank you Carrie for offering this workshop!

Be sure and visit
 to learn more about upcoming opportunities
and to see Carrie's art.

To see more about Stan's art and his workshops go to

Thank you 
Stan Sperlak
for coming to Oregon!

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