Friday, April 19, 2013

"Building" Blocks by Julie Riker


     As I was painting at the Spangler Farm (see my last post) I kept thinking about how the buildings in sunlight were like blocks - simple shapes - with a clearly defined light and dark sides.  So for my Thursday evening oil painting class I set up an arrangement of wooden blocks and challenged the students to see how the colors and values changed in shadow.  It is a great exercise and good practice for painting any structures in the landscape.

5 comments:

Jill Peckelun said...

Very nice!

Sue Marrazzo said...

This is a unique idea and post!
Thanks for sharing this!

Julie Riker said...

Thanks ladies!

Susie Morrell said...

What a great idea! Love this will share...

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Susie!