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Old 08-11-2019, 11:16 PM
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I taught a painting class at a winery. They had two hours to paint. Had several signed up, but only had a couple of people show up, but they did great. I would show them how I would do it and they would copy making their own adjustments to colors and drawing. So, I'd talk a bit about composition, color, paint application, paint a bit, talk a bit, paint some more and this is what I finished with. I didn't ask if I could post theirs, so this is all I can show.



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I like the background wood especially.
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Great rich colours. perfectly evocative of wine, grapes, vines and sunshine.
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Nice painting of one of my favorite subjects (not just for painting). I would have enjoyed attending myself. Gary
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Dorrart....sounds like fun. I always found teaching such a great experience a few years ago. Those deep rich colours, light and contrasts just make this such a rich beautiful piece.

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DMSS, ColinS, Trikist, Reddyman, Thank you each for commenting. I forgot to mention the size, it's 14x11.

The owner of the winery loves my art class style. She is a former art student and loves that I teach them as if they were in art class rather than just in a painting party. I overheard her say to someone that "it's not just one of those painting parties where everyone paints a snowman." It kind of makes us even. I love their wine style. They make it using local grapes in the French style(I live in a very good wine grape growing region in southern NJ, the climate is very similar to France). Their wine has very controlled tannin levels and they do mostly dry wines, which I prefer. The first time I tried their Rose' I bought a case.

The painting was done with cheap paints, hobby shop brand Rose Madder, Veridian, Pthalo Blue, brilliant red, and yellow ochre, and white. We use water washes to build the painting (there's a lot of canvas to cover in two hours for inexperienced painters). Then I have them work over the washes adding some opaque and semitransparent areas. I don't even give them white paint for the first hour.
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I admire your bravery -- two hours is not much time to make a painting, especially for those with little experience, as you say. I never came away from my plein air class with anything but the roughest underpainting. Nice work.
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I admire your bravery -- two hours is not much time to make a painting, especially for those with little experience, as you say. I never came away from my plein air class with anything but the roughest underpainting. Nice work.


Thanks for commenting. What with talking to the class and walking around the table watching their progress and giving pointers and support as they paint, I end up doing my example painting in about half an hour. I always do two. One before the class to use as an advertising photo to show what they will be painting and to see if they will be able to do it in a couple of hours. I figure I can't take more than half an hour to forty minutes or else they won't be able to do it in two hours.

I wish I had asked my class if it was alright to post their works. They had their own styles, but both accomplished quite a nice finished painting. One of them had an amazingly steady hand painting straight lines freehand, like the edges of the bottle.

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Re: Winery Class

Lovely painting and story. Sounds like you really enjoyed imparting knowledge, and the wine bottle is great.
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If I paint and drink at the same time, inevitably my brush dips into the wine at some point....
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Merriweather, thanks for the comment! I do enjoy the teaching process. Thanks again.

gaykir, I have to be very careful when I have, say, a coffee cup near where I am painting! I only had a bottle of water while I was teaching. The winery gave me a glass of their rose when I finished.
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Great for two hours Dor.
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Thanks Dcam! I am sorry for not replying for so long, I must have missed your comment.
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