~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~My Inspiring View~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~Gator's Evening Cruise~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Here's the play-by-play of the final demo of the Don Demers workshop. Earlier in the day he started advertising that his evening painting was going to exhibit a loose and responsive style. Well you know my interest meter peaked. I was looking forward to this one!
He immediately established all these spacial relationships up front. To me, it's looking rather like a Leonardo mechanical drawing, especially on the umber tone. (I often start without the discipline of any lines.)To him this is "abstract" in the sense that he was simply laying in pieces of paint, with no attempt to render them as a form. The task was to simplify this scene and add only the beneficial elements.He finished this with a lot of "helpful input" from the crowd. See the two little boats that help to break up the straight line of the fence? That was one of my "tips", also over on the right, the palm, to make it say - tropical. Makes all the difference, don't you think? (click photos to enlarge)This was the end - I think we helped him loosen up and overcome his "uptight" style. It's just too bad for him though, that this "color study" only earned him half the price of his more sophisticated work.