Returned from Peggi's workshop in Atlanta late yesterday. What a great and beneficial time. I would recommend Peggi to anyone from a beginner to an advanced painter. She is so dedicated to helping others understand the basics of a good painting. She stressed how important drawing was and does one minute warm up blind contour drawings before she starts her painting sessions. That was the way we started each day. She also drives home how important value and color relationships are to your paintings. The exercises you see pictured here are an example of the way we warmed up each day. Ten minute , two value or color paintings of a model. The only exception was we added more color to the part that was in the light on the sketch on the top left. The purpose of these was to define where your source light was and portray what was in the light and what was not.
The painting that looks more finished was an exercise using only high key colors. I did not exactly nail the challenge but I liked the way the painting turned out. These were all completed in 20 or so minutes.
Lastly, Peggi painting one of our models the last day when we were able to paint outside. The chilly weather kept us inside the first two days. Peggi is a gift to the art community and I am so happy to have had an opportunity to take a workshop from her.