Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mike Wise Workshop - Day2

I didn't take a shot of Mike's outcome after the demonstration on top of yesterday's brock-in, partly because he scraped all of them off the panel to show how we could rework on it if we don't like the outcome. That's an extreme demonstration but in reality that's very true.
My outcome is above. Not as good as I want it to be but I experimented some knife works and dry brush techniques I've learned in this WS. It turned out to be ok to me. I need to try further in real paintings. I basically liked the way Mike progressed on the board. I think I can apply some of principles to may paintings.

At least it definitely motivated me to go back to painting.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mike Wise's Workshop - Day1

The very and most interesting process in Mike Wise's oil painting is above colorful canvas filling is still just block-in stage. You can see even very sharp edges in contrast areas and he keeps pushing&pulling paints on the canvas board. He mixes colors a lot on canvas. Even spray a mixture of mineral spirits, medium, and linseed oil from thin spray can instead of dipping a brush into solvent. This is one way of painting to me.
Then my take to this method is below. We'll finish these tomorrow.