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Johannes Instructor
04-05-2011, 09:53 AM
Thank you for sharing with us your notes and photos of the demo that took place in Billings Montana.

gardencorner
04-05-2011, 03:36 PM
Sorry for the delay in getting these notes posted. It was a real pleasure to attend Clyde Aspevig's demo. If you get the opportunity to see an artist of this caliber do a deno -- jump on it! If anyone else who attended the demo would like to post your notes as well, please feel free to do so. These notes are not comprehensive -- there was lots of talking and painting! And thank you, Johannes, for the opportunity to share these. Will also post some of the photos I took. I checked with Clyde Aspevig's business manager and got permission to post both the photos and notes. I will send him a link so he can see what is on Wet Canvas also.

681979

gardencorner
04-05-2011, 03:40 PM
Here's the first stage. He used sepia tones and had done this in his studio before the demo started. Saved him time -- so he could get right to mixing colors & painting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2011/178974-Aspevig_blockin_with_Clyde.jpg

gardencorner
04-05-2011, 03:43 PM
Now he's using mid tones to block in the all of the masses he had in the initial stage.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2011/178974-Aspevig_completing_block_in.jpg

gardencorner
04-05-2011, 04:03 PM
His block in is complete. You can see the smaller framed study to the left of his easel that he referred to while he painted this larger 16x20 canvas. Can you see the two cloned shapes in the lower left hand corner of the painting?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2011/178974-Aspevig_blcok_in_complete_study_to_the_left.jpg

gardencorner
04-05-2011, 04:10 PM
This is further into the demo. You can see he's starting to refine some of his shapes. He's laughing because he was asking us about that tree he had intentionally painted in the middle of the canvas. If you look just to the left of the little tree on the grassy island you'll see a blurred shape - he wiped the offending tree out of the painting. (He loves Bounty paper towels!)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2011/178974-Aspevig_further_into_the_demo.jpg

gardencorner
04-05-2011, 04:22 PM
This is the point he was showing us how he would resolve the cloned shapes in the lower left hand corner of the canvas. You can see pretty clearly the size of the brush he's using -- and the 3 he uses for balance. lol. Also, look at the few spots of blank canvas he left to paint the highlights on the water. They are next to and behind the little grassy island.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2011/178974-Aspevig_closer_to_completion.jpg

Johannes Instructor
04-05-2011, 04:24 PM
You may want to specify that you got permission from his representative to post this so others do so as well.

gardencorner
04-05-2011, 04:32 PM
This is the finished piece - although he continued to tinker with it after the demo was completed. You can see a little bit of his palette in this picture. Those are not swatches of paint just behind his palette -- they are large stickers for the website www.landsnorkel.com . Hope you enjoyed the pictures. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2011/178974-Aspevig_final.jpg

hungry4art
04-10-2011, 02:00 PM
thank you so much for posting this. I was sooo disapointed that I could not attend this lecture.

robertsloan2
04-10-2011, 02:07 PM
Thank you for posting this! It's a great help to me, since I can't get out to any demos even if they were within my state.

gardencorner
04-10-2011, 06:08 PM
hungry4art & robert -- you are most welcome! :) My pleasure - just sorry I didn't write down his palette so everyone could take note of that. :o I wasn't thinking ahead. If I get another opportunity like this I promise to do a better job. shea

LadyMadonna
04-10-2011, 06:44 PM
That was beyond AWESOME. Thank you so much !

Dougwas
04-10-2011, 07:17 PM
I am green with envy. Thanks for thinking of us and sharing your photos and notes. I greatly appreciate it.

Doug

ddel
04-10-2011, 07:47 PM
WOW! What an opportunity. Thank you for sharing!! Doug

Barbara01
04-10-2011, 08:08 PM
Yes, truly wow, I can't thank you enough for sharing your notes and photo's. What an opportunity!

gardencorner
04-11-2011, 11:41 PM
Donna, Doug & Doug & Barbara -- most welcome! It was such a fun experience. Clyde is very gracious and down to earth. Glad I got to share it with all of you - it makes the memories even sweeter! shea

distantriver
04-20-2011, 02:38 PM
hungry4art & robert -- you are most welcome! :) My pleasure - just sorry I didn't write down his palette so everyone could take note of that. :o I wasn't thinking ahead. If I get another opportunity like this I promise to do a better job. shea
I think you've done a great job. Here is a photo of his palette from that same demo. I was there, too.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2011/92046-Aspevigs_Palette.jpg

Tresgatos
04-20-2011, 03:58 PM
Thank you for posting the photos and note - appreciate it.

oldradagast
04-20-2011, 09:44 PM
Thanks for posting this!!

Judith2020
06-01-2011, 05:02 PM
This is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.