Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Seaside Reader"

"Seaside Reader"
by J Joy Nocifora
9 x 12 inches oil on board (unframed)

"Seaside Reader" by J Joy Nocifora ©2011
9x12 inches (unframed)

I absolutely loved my workshop with Peggy Kroll-Roberts in June. She is so outstanding as an instructor and painter that I hardly know how to put it into words. Peggy emphasizes drawing constantly, value studies, and putting (as she is quoted) "mileage on the canvas." In addition to the still life part of the workshop, I also enjoyed figurative studies with beautiful, young models from the community. And Peggy, in her gentle, patient, and appreciative way made them feel like they were "Queen for a Day!" This workshop has sparked my interest in more figurative study!
"Seaside Reader" is a value study using four grey tone values. We will see how well I translate this to color! Stay tuned...