Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lessons from Laurel

The title of Laurel's workshop was, " Still Life Alla Prima". The translation of Alla Prima is "first time". The concept is to complete a painting in one sitting, or all at once. This is a valuable lesson for me, and something that I need to work on. Because of this, my new resolve is to complete a painting at once. This post is a small, 6X8, which I was able to complete fairly quickly. I did this as a warm up for a larger painting soon to follow. My goal is to complete a single larger paining in one session. I am excited about challenging myself. Stay tuned for more!
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Debbi Smith Rourke said...

This is just gorgeous Nancy!! Can't wait to see the larger version. Love the colors and the dramatic composition. Still has your signature style! Miss you all!

BrodieSmith said...

I love it Nancy. You have come such a long way in all your styles of art. Keep up the good work!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

You are the queen of composition, Nancy! I love this, and the idea of the little paintings completed all at once. Fantastic!

Karen Bruson said...

Great job with the ala prima. Love the strong composition.