Thursday, October 23, 2008

"Tolley Workshop"

Elizabeth "Libby" Tolley taught a class today in Pasadena at the Learning and Product Expo, all the artists in attendance had the chance to paint this scene. After Libby's demo, we each went to a spot at a table that had, paint, a panel, brushes, Gamsol, Galkyd and a photo card with one of her paintings on it. Our job was to use her technique of laying in the painting in transparents and slowly building up to thicker opaque paint, painting from her card. Libby was delightful, full of energy and answered all the questions thrown her way. Her main points were to think value, temperature, interesting shapes and what are you the artist is trying to say with your painting. Recently Libby's first book on painting was published, encompassing her complete process, all the questions students have asked her and everything she has learned from her mentors. I would recommend it for every artists library, "Oil Painter's Solution Book, Landscapes", published by North Light Books. If you ever get the chance to paint with Libby, go for it! To see paintings by Libby, go to


Sylvia Jenstad said...

what a quiet inviting painting.... really cool

Kimberly M. Zamlich said...

I was at the Expo yesterday! Such great deals on brushes.

Beautiful painting, Laura; love the colors!

Working on Sienna's Halloween costume this weekend.

Keep up the great work!


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