Monday, October 18, 2010
Horn at work
Just got back from a three day workshop held in Atlanta and instructed by Tim Horn. Such a wonderful painter. And teacher. Wish I could tell you that I can paint like Tim Horn now. Well, I can't. I learned a lot of new things from him and others in the workshop. My first plein air experience. I know I would win the prize for the most unorganized and unprepared painter. I felt like Lucille Ball fumbling around with my equipment. My easel was a piece of cr-p. My palette fell on my jeans a couple of times, my BEAUTIFUL paintings fell off the easel numerous times. It helped them if that tells you anything. I will conclude this description by telling you that I had a blast. We had beautiful weather and I loved being outside. I met a lot of nice people that I hope to keep in touch with.
Tim is interested in structures more than grassy fields and trees so that was fun. I like both. I like figures the most. I was way more interested in how the light was hitting him than how the light was hitting the ugly house he turned into a beautiful painting. So...this is an attempt at painting Tim doing a demo. I painted this 5 x7 panel black and wish I had not. Might paint it again with a different ground. Was hard to get the colors I wanted.
Check out Tim Horn's beautiful work on his site. The way he paints light is incredible. His workshop schedule will be on his website.SOLD