Beyond The Flower into Abstraction

What a wonderful time in Calistoga.
In this workshop I am able to explore and take the students deeper into my thought and painting process. I was amazed at how well they did, first we break the composition down into large shapes, then into smaller and smaller ones. The idea is not about seeing the flower rather the abstraction of it and then how to transform it into a successful painting.

The prerequisite of this particular workshop is to already have 2-3 flower workshops with me so we can move beyond into even more exciting work.

Before tackling the flower we work on shapes and shadows, persimmons are a really fun subject to paint.