Monday, March 22, 2010
Workshop with Sadie Valeri
My workshop with Sadie Valeri--oil painter from San Fransisco--began today. After a three plus hour drive, I arrived in a remote area of Bradenton, Fl near I75. Our host is Sue Foster and her studio is to die for. I will post pictures Saturday after I arrive back home. Today we watched a three hour demo and then it was our turn. Using her method, we drew a simple still life on mylar with straight lines and no attempt to capture value. Upon completion, we transferred the image onto a gessoed board that was prepared by Sadie using her "cooked" gesso on Art Board. It is the end of this day and the image has been sealed with a mixture of turpentine and Damar varnish. Tomorrow it will be dry and I believe we will be attempting to lay in a tonal underpainting.