Desmond started each day with a talk and or slide show to emphasize the importance of value, temperature shifts and intensity of color. We then had time at our easels to practice with his expert help. He offered individual critiques that were invaluable. Desmond also gave us insight on how to be our own best critic….one method was to simply turn the painting and reference image upside down to check our work!
On our second day, we had a wonderful field trip to the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum and took the opportunity to paint outdoors! What an incredible venue!
As we sat in awe to watch him paint, he spoke about his method and reiterated the importance of seeing shapes and quality of line and color.
He willingly shared his knowledge on the current business climate for artists and how to best sell, frame and photograph our art work.
From the beginner to the experienced artist, he offered a thorough presentation for everyone!
By Donna Lynch