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Over the weekend I attended a workshop taught by Qiang Huang
. My friend, May
and I had a great time, and though I have been painting a while, I learned so much! He is an effective and methodical instructor, breaking down painting into 5 basic steps: placement, value, color, modeling and consolidation. Most helpful to me was how to keep darks transparent and lights opaque. A simple tip I had not heard elsewhere: rub a very thin coat of linseed oil on your blank canvas to ease the application of paint, then use a soft brush to paint in your darks. Below are pics of my set up and value stage, then Master Qiang at work.
I bet Qiang loved having you in his class. You did a beautiful job! His was the first workshop I did after painting for a few years. I still recommend him to anyone. So kind and full of knowledge and talent. I still have a large note on my bulletin board that says "thin paint in shadows , thick in the light"ReplyDelete
Your painting is beautiful and very strong. Thank you so much for sharing some of what you learned. I have always wanted to take a workshop from Qiang and now I think I will try harder to get into one at the next opportunity.ReplyDelete
Wow, what a great experience! Thanks for sharing some info for those of us who can't be there! Your painting turned out great (but then they always do anyway :-)ReplyDelete
I took his workshop when he was in this area too.ReplyDelete