So many pearls of wisdom in this talk. Particularly his advice on learning by copying from photographs: "I would never recommend anybody work from a photograph. Ever, just don't do it ever." On that point, there's a huge percentage of the viewing public that believes a representational painting should look like a photograph; it's a big problem in the world of representational art, but that's a topic for another blog post..
Some solid work done today and a lot of lessons learned throughout the week. I finished my Bargue plate and I set up and blocked in my sight-size cast drawing. I've read and heard mixed opinions about this method of sight-size drawing (using plumb lines, etc.), but the outcome is a very accurate and measured drawing. It definitely takes some getting used to since I'm from a comparative (relational) drawing background, but I'm happy with my progress and I'm learning a lot.
Shouts out to Mandy Theis, Juliette Aristides, and Lorraine Mocco for this awesome first week. Can't wait to get back to it next week.
Had a good time today painting this new still life. I'm going to do some more to get ready for my still life class at the Teaching Studios of art.