What a beautiful place to paint!
He gave a demonstration....
in which he emphasized that his directional "lines" in the painting
would lead you to the big oak tree...
where the center of interest is....where you want the eye to get drawn to.
Later on he said that the....
sky = 1st light source
ground = 2nd light source
hill = 3rd light source
upright (the tree) = 4th light source
On our second day he had us make 4 different versions of our composition.
I decided to do two vertical.....
and two horizontal.
Eric seemed to think that the top horizontal one was just right!
And this is what I painted.
"Sauvie Island 2"
oil on gessoboard
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This is Eric....
a fabulous teacher, and very nice guy!
(photograph credit to David Burbach)
Audiobooks: "The Hundred-Foot Journey", by Richard C. Morais, narrated by Neil Shah (I haven't seen the film yet! Starring Helen Mirren. https://var/web/site/public_html.youtube.com/watch?v=yEO1TWeM5JU )