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.
Wonderful! Thank you for posting about your workshop. I have been wanting to take one with Peggi but haven't been able to make it work yet. I own all of her DVDs though! They are great too, but I'm sure don't compare with working with her in person.ReplyDelete
Love the work you did in your workshop! Really really great!
Funny how warm up paintings can look so beautiful, so polished, and so finished. I love what you've done, Carol!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you had such a great experience at Peggy's workshop. I love your studies too!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great class, thanks for sharing the warm up exercises.ReplyDelete
Je me réjouis d'apprendre votre joie à peindre et à partager ces excellents moments dans cet atelier.ReplyDelete
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Wonderful studies! I am thrilled that you liked Peggi's workshop. I took her three-day workshop last year in Ft. Smith, AR and I think she is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She does hit the basics... the fundaments that we can never hear enough! She's so patient, helpful and I just loved every moment with her! Thanks for sharing you studies. Love the high-key one!ReplyDelete
thanks so much for the info on the workshop. I love seeing the warm ups and hearing about the class. It is on my list of workshops to take!ReplyDelete
I hope to take a Peggi Kroll workshop this summer. I'm on the wait list. Thanks for the preview (what I hope is a preview at least!) of her teaching schedule.ReplyDelete
So glad you had such a positive experience with Peggi, but then how could you not. I took her workshop in Charlotte last May and loved every minute of it. She is, indeed, a fantastic teacher of all levels.ReplyDelete
Wow! It is so great that PKR is getting her message out. I took an eye opening 5 day workshop with her in Fredericksberg, Texas 8 years ago, at a time when I was exploring everything. She was such an inspiration and, although I am still experimenting, she has clearly had the most influence on my approach and philosophy toward painting! Her CD's are terrific. It's like having her in your studio for an hour.....and you get a lot of tips on how to mix paint!ReplyDelete
Looks like fun. These are gems of information. I love her approach. It works! Love your work Carol.ReplyDelete
I am taking a workshop from her in July and looking forward to it! Thanks for the great review!ReplyDelete