Then, we had a short amount of time to do an exercise based on his talk. For structure, Bill asked us to draw some letters using oil pastel which would resist the watercolor media we would paint over the letters. The letters should overlap to make it interesting. Bill did the one below while we worked on our own.
|Color chart above is in Bill's book, Expressive Figure drawing|
|Close up of Bill's try - I just love the colors!! You can tell he is quite practiced at color theory.|
Below, you will see some student work and different approaches to Bill's color exercise. I did not note whose work was whose while photographing but would be happy to add your name to your piece if you email me.
|I caught Bill Buchman by surprise here . . .|
I have been having a great time learning from him and painting in his class.
I will certainly miss it when class ends April 23.
|(above) This is mine and I do not like it one bit!|
I find solace in the remark that Bill made in an earlier class. He said,
"An artist is someone who can make something he does not like but goes on
to make more pieces, does not give up."
|I know this one above is Barbara's, it is beautiful!|
|Another view of Bill Buchman's piece.|
I do like this part of my exercise a bit . . . click to view
: ) lenna