Thursday, April 14, 2011

Plein Air Painting with John Pototschnik

"Monochomatic Landscape Study #2" by J Joy Nocifora ©2011
9 x 12 oil on linen

Sometimes I hesitate to post work done in a workshop. First, it is not a finished painting and second, it most often not a painter's best work. I decided, however, to post this one to show the excellent instruction that I have experienced in John Pototschnik's workshop here in Pontotoc, Mississippi. I am so thrilled with all that I am learning. I feel like I have come miles in the past two days with John's attention and guidance.
I have painted two different studies like the one above using only raw umber. The #2 landscape study above was painted on location at Dot Courson's home. The first landscape study was completed in our studio location from a photograph. Tomorrow, we will add color to these monochromatic studies. I can't wait to see how they will look!
Today was the most gorgeous day!... glorious sunshine and not too warm. Dot and Jackie Courson have organized a fabulous workshop. Tonight they had all the participants to a cookout on their beautiful deck. It is great fun to be with such a talented group of painters!