The first day David began with a still life demo. He roughly outlines the piece and then blocks in the colors, refining, and adding color as he goes. He uses strong, bold brush strokes and seems not to waste a single stroke. It was like , whoosh, woosh, woosh...and he had completed a beautiful painting.
Then the class tackled the same still life while David walked around and assisted, encouraged, and gave sage advice to each of us. He was very careful to spend time with each student and spoke of his techniques and stressed values and color choices. Values, Values, Values was the theme! Needless to say I shall begin doing some value studies in the near future!
The second day was much like the first except we used a model. Same format...same amazing painting demo from David and same amazing result. Values, Values, Values!
The third day we spent the day working on two new paintings...one in the morning and one in the afternoon while David walked around and generously assisted us. His unassuming demeanor and quiet tone are very soothing to listen to.
David is, as I said so confident and sure of his strokes that he is a joy to watch and able to articluate his technique in a way that was easy to understand. Make no mistake...I have a long way to go, but I feel my artwork will improve having attended this workshop.