In March of this year Young at Art teamed with the fabulous Nikki Delicious of Montego Bay to offer a workshop on her veranda, introducing the fundamentals of painting a face to North Coasters. It was so successful we were asked to repeat the workshop to a (mostly) new group, and so we returned this weekend to the lovely setting of her home and garden.
Beginning on Saturday morning with how to mix colors and tones, and how to use brushes effectively to apply paint well, unique pieces were created with a limited palette. Below are the results:
Beautiful work emerged, and through these expressive pieces we got to know each other in surprising ways.
Taking a break for lunch, we returned to learn the fundamentals of drawing a face objectively, and seeing tonal values.
We finished up Day 1 with some lovely pencil studies of faces, for many students their first attempt at seeing the face as a series of shapes, and adapting to a new way of seeing. Tiring but satisfying work.
Sunday morning we began with a demonstration of painting a face, using the paint mixing and application lesson from the day before to render a face with smooth clean colors.
The work is all so beautiful!!
Gathering at the end of the Weekend Workshop to view the work…
…creating a gallery of our own in this home of fun and art, the most perfect environment in which to explore creativity and develop friendships. Give thanks!