I have spent yesterday, today and will spend tomorrow (God willing...) at an absolutely hilarious and extremely fantastic workshop with Robert Burridge. This guy is a laugh and a half, as well as being an amazing artist and a very sharing and caring teacher. I am learning TONS, not only about how to be a better artist, but also how to be a better teacher. I love his quote "Your students don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care."
By the way, this painting only had a short life looking like this. I will post the next stage tomorrow if I remember -will it be the final one? Bob says "A painting is never finished -it just stops at interesting places". Well said.
And, this is Bob's demo painting that I am now the proud owner of :) He began this painting by doing a black and white with spot lighting (dark against light followed by dark against light). Next he glazed it with transparent colour and it just glowed. Not to leave well enough alone, and just to see "what would happen if...", which is MY favorite line, he went in with juicy opaque acrylic and it was wow. Then he popped in some opera into the shadow side and it went WOW. Can't wait for tomorrow!