So, I love Michael Klein - for me, he is the living Fantin-Latour of our time. I have been trying fabulously unsuccessfully to paint flowers from my garden. I even bought some gorgeous artificial peonies so the death factor wouldn't be an issue. I got worse and worse and really, embarrassingly horrible.
So, I am trying my first master study. I purchased Michael's flower video - watched it about 4 times and then decided to give it a go. I have to say, it is exhausting because I am pausing, mixing, painting, re-winding, re-mixing, painting but I am learning a ton.
So far what I know: I paint very, very thick. I need to keep my shadows thin! I am poor at mixing earth tones and missed the value of them with the primaries. I'll show you my set up which is a corner of my studio that is a disaster - I am watching the video on my laptop and I have a high resolution photo of his finished painting on my Nixplay.
Today was day 2 for me and I have golf tomorrow so won't be able to finish it until this weekend
. I hate for some of my mixed paints to start drying but I have to trust that I can re-mix.
If you see something that sticks out immediately, I would love to know. I am probably about half way done so there is a lot to do. Thank you for your input.