Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Emil Varga Workshop - Barns in Summer - A Work in Progress

Today the Buckhorn Tuesday Painters have Emil VARGA coming in to do a workshop with us on painting barns.

I had taken a workshop with him a couple of years ago and knew he was an excellent instructor and we would learn a lot from him.

Everyone had to have two pieces with the barns already drawn onto the watercolour paper and ready to paint.

He started the backgrounds on two different barn paintings one was a summer scene, the other an autumn scene. It was interesting to see how he handled painting the clouds into the sky lifting the clouds out with a tissue and then adding more paint slightly darker into the bottom of the clouds.

He paints his trees both deciduous and evergreens with a sponge and that can create some attractive results.

It was an enjoyable workshop and we look forward to having him back in the spring for a workshop on painting flowers.

This painting is about three quarters finished. I feel the barn board needs to be darkened down more and that something needs to be added to the foreground to unite the entire painting.

I will post this painting at a later date once more of it is completed.