Thursday, September 24, 2009
Alvaro Castagnet Workshop
Alvaro in downtown Indianapolis
compressed charcoal drawing
after the demo downtown
Alvaro Castagnet http://www.alvarocastagnet.net/about.html
my version of Venice. After Alvaro's demos, we all tried his technique, using his painting as a reference. He paints very fast and makes it look easier than it is.
my version - Alvaro uses big squirrel mop brushes. His technique is wonderful - 1st layer after a quick drawing is washy, colorful, light, then next wash is darker and lets the light wash underneath glow. It sounds simple, right? It takes lots of practice to get the skill Alvaro has.
My Version of Alvaro's painting
Alvaro giving a demo. He uses wonderful, colorful grays that have warms and cools and varying values. Sooooo much painting to do....such wonderful inspiration!