Sunday, July 1, 2012

Evening at the Park, 5x7"

Evening at the Park, pastel by Adriana Meiss

    Two weeks ago I took a one-day workshop in oils at Stone Quarry Hill Park with George Van Hook, a NY artists whose wonderful work was being exhibited at the park. I had worked in oils a long time ago, but because I was self taught, there were big gaps on my knowledge of the medium.  I thought it was about time I learned the basics the right way.

    I loved the workshop and came back home with two paintings that although were not ready to frame, captured the atmosphere of the place. One of them provided me with enough information to paint the pastel you see in this post. Painting it was very enjoyable, mostly because it was in pastels, but also because by then I felt familiar with the place and knew what mood I wanted it to have.


hmuxo said...

This landscape in pastels is beautiful, Adriana. I love the soft colors you use...Someday, I would love to go to a workshop to learn how to paint a portrait in oils. I enjoy painting in oils but "really" need to learn the basics in mixing colors...someday!!

Adriana Meiss said...

Hilda, Thank you! I tried oils a long time ago but because I was practically self-taught I developed some bad habits. My palette was always a mess and I even held the brush like a pencil... Sometimes a few important tips can make a difference. I'm happy that I'm interested in them again,

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