I mentioned in a previous blog I was invited to to a demonstration painting at the Los Gatos Art Association monthly meeting. Today was the day. I decided to demo a painting of a Truckee River snow scene. I had done a series of plein air snow scenes several years back, and am now doing some studio versions of them. You can read about my trips here, and here.
I only had about an hour to demo the painting, and the painting had to be fairly large so everyone could see. With fifty or sixty in attendance, they told me it was a good crowd for their meeting.
Below are some photos of the meeting, beginning with an introduction.
I used one brush to do the entire painting, a number 10 bright, which I use on about 95 percent of all my paintings, including the small ones.
A couple close-ups when I was about half way through the demo.
I probably got about 2/3 of the way towards completing the painting and stayed a few minutes afterward. When I finish the painting and have a chance to take a snapshot, will post it back to this blog.
I have a demo on my website of a similar scene which you can see here.