Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dog Walkers

We were at Bailey Canyon Park in Sierra Madre recently for our paint-out.  It had rained so the morning was beautiful.  There were many dog walkers out for some air.

The previous Thursday I had attended the Verdugo Hills Art Association meeting.  I went to see their guest artist, Mike Hernandez, who was going to paint a demo in gouache.  You know I've been experimenting with gouache for two years and I was curious to see how Mike worked with it.  I've tried various ways of plein air painting with gouache.  It turned out that Mike's gouache technique was very different from what I've tried.  Very exciting to watch.  He's such a generous instructor and he brought in many finished pieces to share.  It was so much fun to meet him and see his gouache method.  At Bailey Park I tried a bit of what Mike did but of course it's easier for me to paint the way I'm used to.  I'd like to see another demo!     

5 x 7" Gouache




11 comments:

  1. I'm loving your little people in this lovely painting. How great to see a different way of using guache. There is so much to learn whatever the media

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  2. Wow, your figures and larger rocks and pines - really added to the photo reference - really like it!

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  3. Always great to another technique but in the end it doesnt really matter what you use its the end result and yours are always such beautiful scenes

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    1. meant to say - learn another technique

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    2. Thanks for such a nice comment Lorraine.

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  4. It is always interesting to see how you interpret a scene. Love the addition of the dog walkers. They make the composition so much stronger. Lovely work.

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    1. Lots of dogs walking by for inspiration that day.

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  5. I love the light and shadows in this one. Glad the dog is on leash :)

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    1. My dogs are always on their leashes...;-)

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