Some of you have seen a small version of this painting that I did in my journal. I like to draw things at workshops that I have drawn before so I don't waste time on the drawing, and so I can spend more time on the painting. The instructor, Ken Hosmer, started out my critique by saying, "Peggy has her own color sense as you can see". (What was that suppose to mean???) But truly, I kind of lost my color sense at the workshop because I couldn't really handle Pthalo Green and Quinidone Rose because they were new to me. But I made it through and I learned about lights!! And Darks!! Things I should have learned a year ago but couldn't get through my thick head.
This was my second painting. Again, I drew something I was familiar with drawing. After the classes on Friday, I came home and went over the background and added the red and blue to cover up too much rose. I like it much better and maybe he wouldn't have been so hard on me color-wise if he had seen this correction.
You can imagine that now my mind is exploding with new ideas! I rush to get my chores done so that I can paint these days.