While scarfing down this beautiful golden butternut squash and juicy tomato from our garden, here at this desk-in-town, it occurred to me how much the colors were exactly mimicking my palette from this morning's ART.
My Faces in Technicolor class is kicking my butt. The most talented and willing group of students have assembled and from what I can tell, they are totally immersed in the technicolor process.
My painting classes include a Gallery for Critique inside the class room and after a quiet weekend of them watching videos, they very quickly begin to show me in the gallery.
Then it is my tern to tell....critique.
For example here is a snip from one critique, ".......well done and fine just the way it is. But, if you want to perfect it just a little, I wish for you to study where the lights and darks are in your models nostril area of her nose. Do you see how the flare of the nostril creates a hard shadow line that defines the upper side of the hole......."
or here's another,
"♥ The end of the nose/nostril area it beautiful. This is the hardest part of the nose for me and you were so brave to get that beautiful shadow of her nose right out there on her face. So good!"
"I'm so proud that you challenge yourself to do real known people portraits. And you do have a gift of getting the likeness.
♥ You captured the likeness of her mouth but you could set the corners down with your darkest dark. Study that area in your model.
♥ I know you can be brave with color. (LOL) And you can be more brave on her with color....but only if you would like it...."
You see, it is kicking my butt because this is my favorite part of the class even though it is very time consuming. It is like we are all in the same room and I'm teaching and everybody gets to read the critiques and learn from them. They will be the first to tell you how helpful it is.
The little peeper in the photo above with the golden squash is work-in-progress. I intentionally held up the video of the third face demonstration until the Faces in Technicolor class started. I wanted it to be fresh and maybe address some of the classroom issues. This third face starts with Lesson eleven and will be up Friday, July 2nd (ha that's my birthday).
My desk in town calls....