This is my first..... ever painting course using the images that I love to paint. I was surprised to find that others want to learn to paint like this. Well, I guess, I'm not surprised about that as much as I'm surprised that I can share my process and effectively teach others to do this work.
I find it really easy, the process of it. The interpretation of the images and creating the likeness on the canvas is a little more difficult.
The interpretation really comes down to seeing accurately. Can we see the details that comprise the various shapes of the specific flower. Mother Nature is amazing because each variety of flower has a different shape and characteristic. I love that. The ruffles of the peony versus the cup shaped petals of the tulip. So different. The light falls differently on these various shapes which makes it a challenge to render.
The other part of painting this way is the mindset work that is necessary. Already my student commented that she stopped herself from putting a mark on the canvas because she didn't know what to do. She was afraid to make a mistake. Where else in our lives do we stop ourselves from making a move for fear of making a mistake?
The good news is that we really can't make a mistake, in painting, or in life. We can always repaint the section that is not working, and we can always make a new decision in life.
I'm so inspired by the work that is being accomplished in my first painting class that I'm preparing to put together my next class. It is called Sunlit Gold. This is the image that we will be painting.
If you would like more information about this upcoming class then leave me your details below and I'll be sure to message you once I have the dates ironed out.