PSSC March 27, 2015 Photos from the Beginner Session of the Richard McKinley Workshop - March 2015 PSSC March 27, 2015 We had a wonderful three days with Richard McKinley at Destination Art. Thanks to Anna Yu for the group shots! Thanks Anna! Day 1 - We begin....So much to think about. We will do a dry underpainting, but first.... Study your scene, composition, format, shapes, values, ...reflect on it...do it again. Okay, sketch your scene with your best composition. Blocking the values, shapes and colors smear them artfully!, ..make it, break it and make it again. Masterfully smeared... And then rebuilt, bit by bit. Day 2 - Another dry underpainting Sketching with the Mars Violet pencil. Richards done. We're still working on ours, it takes us longer, remember the shapes, values, notan studies, horizon lines, eye view, format....! Think pentimento with your underpainting, what lies beneath. Complementary colors, warm and cool versions of your local color can peek through. Richard's underpainting is ready. Lunch time presentation. Some sneak peeks at Richard's new book. Back to work, the pastel starts to go on carefully. Many more layers go on. Day 3 - We do a wet underpainting! But first the sketch. Now the watercolor goes on, again always keeping shapes, values and colors in mind. He makes it look so easy! Splotch it up a bit Finished underpainting. Adding the pastel. Beautiful.