His lesson plan included different stages. Placement or composition, value, color, edges, and finally seeing the painting as a whole. He talked about contrasts...thick vs. thin...dark vs. light...texture vs. smooth to add interest and dimension to the piece.
Things I really liked about the class were that it was relatively small in size...15 students. Qiang was very careful to walk around the room and spend quality time with each student. He was thoughtful in his critiques as he spoke.
This is the 9 x 12 painting I worked on in Qiang's class. I learned so very much and highly recommend the class to anyone looking to improve their work.
Sue Churchgrant took the workshop with me and has an excellent blog about the class...much more in depth than mine. Definitely worth a look.
In other news...I begin a new painting at the National Gallery of art tomorrow! I am very excited..but for now I am headed to my easel!