Thursday, May 14, 2009

Michael Malm Painting Workshop (continued)

I completed day four of the workshop today. It has been well worth the time. Mike is an excellent teacher and has really helped me hone my observational abilities. I've especially gained some new insight into seeing and painting warm and cool colors, which has been something I've struggled with over the years.

I'm posting a head study I painted during today's class. What you see here took approximately two hours. Sorry for the quality. It's a cell phone photo, so the quality isn't the greatest and the colors are off.

I'm sad to say it, but until this week, it had been a couple of years since I had painted the figure from a live model. I've really struggled with it and really need to paint more regularly.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Michael Malm Painting Workshop, Day 1

I'm attending a painting workshop this week taught by Mike Malm. Mike is one of my favorite artists. He's amazingly talented and as nice as they come. I'll try to post more details throughout the week, but for now, here is a photo of his demonstration painting from this morning. (Sorry for the image quality. I took it on my cell phone.)