Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spot of Tea

Spot of Tea 9 x 12 oil

This was painted on Arches oil paper. I picked some simple shapes
that I'm familiar with and made it up without a reference.

This made it easier for me to focus on spots of color and color relationships,
which was the point of this painting.

I let go of worrying about a finished painting or following
reality too closely.
I find painting like this meditative and very relaxing.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Workshop with Sunny Apinchapong Yang

Last week I attended a workshop in Scottsdale with Sunny Apinchapong-Yang, a former student of one of my all time favorite painters, Sergei Bongart. Sunny gave me permission to share his demo with you that he did on the first day. 

If you haven't seen his wonderful book called Intuitive Painting, check it out, it's available on Amazon books.  

The workshop was: Painting with emphasis on color:
Still life and Figure.

Sunny starts with laying in large shapes on a toned canvas.

Next he starts adding colorful darks:

Close up of colorful darks:

Then he adds the mid tones:

He continues to cover the canvas:

Then begins to refine:

And Sunny's fabulous finish:

Sunny completed this in about an hour and a half, making it look easy.
He's a wonderful painter, good teacher and has a great sense of humor.
I really enjoyed the workshop and I think all the other nice
people I met there did too.  

Funny story:  Sunny painted this with borrowed paints that students left at the school,
but he did remember to bring his golf clubs!

I hope you enjoyed seeing Sunny's demo process.
Thanks for following along!