Qiang Huang Workshop- Ann Arbor

In preparation for his upcoming workshop in Austin, Tx, I remembered some photos from one of his previous workshops.

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Here is his palette consisting of: naples yellow, yellow ochre, cad light, cad orange,alizarin crimson, cad red, transparent oxide red,ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, phtalo blue, perm green light.

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This is the first still life set up.

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He uses five steps in this painting: placement, value, color, modeling and consolidation. Below is an example of the value stage or underpainting with transparent oxide red mixed with ultramarine blue.  His underpaintings were pretty without the color added.

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Here is the completed still life painting. Gorgeous!

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At his next workshop I will try to capture his complete process.  Looking forward to it!!


The Lorikeets

I recently had the pleasure of studying oil painting with Dreama Tolle Perry at the Renaissance Gallery.  I really love her bold strokes of color and the visual interest of her paintings. On the last day of the seminar we painting freely from photo references.Lorikeets 28×8 oil on Gessoboard