Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

--Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, February 28, 2011

Still Life Workshop - Jug and Beets 6x8

On Saturday the 26th I attended a workshop from great friend and amazing artist Eric Jacobsen. Eric's expressive still life's are off the chart incredible and while most people fall in love with his art, they may not know exactly why for his paintings require a sophisticated eye to realize just how stunning they truly are. If you are looking for an investment piece to add to your collection or are looking to begin one, i highly recommend a Jacobsen. You won't be sorry you did so and i guarantee at some point his work will end up in prominent museums. Check out his website http://www.jacobsenstudio.com/ I always pick up little nuggets from Eric that propel my work to another level and this workshop did not disappoint. The big thing for me, which may seem pretty basic to most, was how to mix paints by way of a brush instead of mixing lots of little piles with a painting knife. It was a freeing experience that allowed me more spontaneous color shifts rather than mentally locking myself into the colors i had worked so hard to pre-mix. I decided to show you not only the painting i came up with, but also the subject i was viewing to give you another perspective of my work. The matte colored beets coupled with the ceramic jug i felt were a lovely composition with interesting colors and i had a ball working on it. Thank you Eric for your energy, humor, vast knowledge and undying love of great art.

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