Thursday, July 3, 2014

Peggi Kroll Roberts' workshop

Lesson: Limited Strokes
from Peggi Kroll Roberts' workshop

I just completed a three day workshop with Peggi Kroll Roberts.  My favorite lesson was "limited strokes." Each artist was asked to complete a painting in 20 brushstrokes.  It forced me to keep big areas of shadow and light together, so that each area read as a big block of value.  It also forced me to use a lot of paint on the brush.  For example, to cover the whole background with the same color of paint - in one brushstroke - I had to REALLY load up the paint on my brush.
I highly recommend Peggi's workshops.  She's an excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable about figures and still life painting.