Turned out to be a great idea...Charles had brought some of his favorite OLD black and white photography, and proceeded to show us exactly how to make up our own colors. We each picked our favorite for the afternoon paint on our own (?) session.
Charles beginning his drawing of Winslow Homer and his dad...and the dog.
beginning the painting.
finished, I think.
None of these photos are color corrected...I'm movin' too fast for that! Amazing, isn't it? And you can paint it as many times as you want, and will get different colors every time. Paint a cityscape behind instead of ocean...change the color of their clothing...you could entertain yourself for days!
SO, I chose the Indian on the horse, and his walking friend...old running buddies of Geronimo...sure didn't want to choose the one Charles did!
Off to a good start. Spent 2 hours on the drawing, then started.
Was going so well I scared me into quitting. Then sweet Charles came up and said that that was war paint on the Indian's face and it was white. I popped off that in my tribe, it was yellow. Quit before I could butcher the horse. Relatively pleased, though, for 3 hours work. On hot press paper.
Fast forward past the class dinner on Thursday night, a logo design after getting home, and back again on Friday.
Guess which photo Charles picked for his 'last' demo? Sheeit! The Geronimo pals!
Knew I was in trouble when he did his horse. I had to ask what that was hanging down between the horse's legs...bad me!
Here it is close to finish. One of the most popular when he put a price on it for sale. Then Susan had asked me if he would do a flower...just a little one...pretty please...as if I had any control at all! She had brought in a beautiful bouquet of flowers, just in case.
A bit of suggestion, and after lunch, Charles graced us with a fabulous floral. I think he has done flowers so long that they don't challenge him much...
Tune in for pics of the last day! Gotta make this last!