Well, I've just returned from a workshop in St. Francisville, Louisiana, held at the Butler-Greenwood Plantation, by Darrell Chitty. For those of you interested in Darrell's work, be sure to google him, and take a look at his extraordinary work.
Our workshop covered how to paint like the Master's, specifically looking at Sargent and a newer artist, Pino. We spent several hours taking photos of the grounds at Butler-Greenwood, Afton Villa Gardens, and several other plantations. Darrell took us through adapting our images into paintings, using his special skills, techniques and brushes. I felt a bit at a disadvantage as I am not a photographer, but was still able to learn a great deal. This is a painting we developed from start to finish using his techniques. Be sure to click on it large to get the full value.
I hope to be posting several other paintings throughout the next weeks.