The first 20 minutes of painting. Mr R. went straight into the vase portion with some very strong viridian which I thought was not going to work at all. Turns out he knows what he’s doing and I don’t.
After another 20 minutes – more of the flowers put in and some of the table objects. Standing is Judy Reid – probably telling him off about something.
Mr R’s tools. Nothing fancy here.
The final picture. I think I like this better than the previous one.
All demo paintings were put up for sale. After the prices were announced I decided against buying one. If I’d had the cash handy I’d have put my name down for one of the still lives – probably this one.
Prices were 700 and 1100 for the portraits and 1400 for each of the still lives. Hmm. And this is way below gallery prices.
The drawing – 30 mins for this.
The first 30 minutes of painting. I started off pretty stiff (in the vase region) and put in a conscious effort to loosen up the ol’ brushstrokes in the top flowers. Not too displeased at this stage but was struggling.
Here’s the photo of the setup from where I was sitting.
And here’s the finish after another hour or so of painting. I really sped up towards the end. Mr R. said he didn’t like the bottle as it didn’t connect to the rest of the objects and he’s right. He suggested including something to the right and in front of the bottle to offset this (I cropped this picture and there is actually some spare space).
This was a tough session – getting everything drawn and painted in the time takes a lot of concentration (more so than the figure paintings interestingly). Also we’re all getting better and more sophisticated with our paintings since the first day so we have more to get done. Glad to come back for a rest today.
Before going back to the hotel Boris and I made a small trip out to Nobska lighthouse. I have intentions of getting up early and going out tomorrow morning to paint this but we’ll see how that matches up to reality.
Tomorrow – we’re outside for trees and buildings. Can’t wait!!!