September 27, 2009

value studies


One of the highlights of my summer was participating in a Peggy Kroll Roberts workshop, but I have not taken the time to sort through notes/photos/what-I-learned until now. One of the things I like most about Peggy is that she still gives herself "assignments" in order to keep her work fresh and interesting. These are my still life studies from the first day of the workshop. Determining value relationships is an excellent reminder to ask yourself "what is my darkest dark, my lightest light?" before picking up the brush.
"The object of art is to give life a shape"...William Shakespeare

3 comments:

Tracy said...

You're so right! Exercises help me keep my 'art muscles' toned. (And love the Shakespeare quote!)

Terry Rafferty said...

What a wonderful reminder, Faye - and these are great studies, esp. love the spoon.

Marian Fortunati said...

Yes... great idea....!!

I wonder if you were in the same workshop with another artist I follow... Ed Terpening... He was talking about Peggie's workshop as well...
From all I've heard, she's a great teacher.