Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Painting from life with oils!

 Steve's students spent 4 hours on October 8 painting from life! The beauty of a still life is that it is real, 3 dimensional and a challenge to those used to painting from photos.
The paintings with the coffee cup are a few examples of what our more experienced students created and they were ecstatic with their results!


 This landscape was a quick oil study created in the final 45 minutes of the class!

Of course the fancy French name is "plein air" painting (plane air) which is "from life" and for the artist new to this time honored technique, the feeling of accomplishment is priceless!