Workshop Recap

by lesley // posted on Mar 28, 2016

Having always done research in advance, I have yet to leave a workshop feeling as though I had wasted time and money.  While teaching this workshop, one goal was to ensure that my students walk away with the same sense of satisfaction.

I confess, it was a little daunting and I felt somewhat presumptuous walking into a room of already experienced artists and wondered if I was up to the task of imparting new and fresh information.  I was welcomed by a group of fun, enthusiastic, receptive and generous creatives who immediately eased my anxiety.

15 brave warriors holding their value studies (stage 3)

The approach for this Painting a Landscape workshop was to introduce a reliable, four stage process they could adapt to any subject.  The four stages included:

  1. planning
  2. initial sketch
  3. value study
  4. applying colour            

Although this was a new concept to every artist present, each one took up the challenge and bravely forged ahead.

Here are just a few samples of their accomplishments at the end of the second session:






Unfortunately space doesn't allow room for all 15 little masterpieces but I assure you the others are as unique and creative as these few chosen at random. 

While working alone in the studio, it's easy to forget the existence of spirit found in spending time with likeminded, lifelong learners.  I credit this group with reminding me of something I needed reminding of. 


Thanks for your kind comment Pat. Was happy to meet you as I had admired your work from afar. I've added you to my subscriber list so you will now be receiving future posts.

I very much enjoyed this Seminar and would attend Lesley's class at any opportunity. Very informative and encouraging. Thank you.. Hope to receive your email blog.

Glad you enjoyed them and yes, I agree, a nice variety of landscape interpretations. I was impressed with their results and how well they adapted to this method.

Good morning Lesley. Thanks for including these paintings. I must say, they are quite fabulous and kudos to the artists and to you for your great zeal in imparting knowledge!

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