In my last Impressionism workshop session at Mainstreet on Friday, we tried our hands at fracturing a simple still life. You may remember that I've been experimenting with this technique since I was introduced to it by Julie Ford Oliver. I gave the students a quick demonstration (it was a simple pear that turned quickly into fruit cocktail so I won't share that one with you) and then I set them free. I suggested to them that if they would like to see Julie demonstrate her technique, they should download her tutorial on Daily Paintworks. It is excellent!
This technique requires quite a lot of brainpower. You could have heard a pin drop in the class. When they put down their brushes, we were all amazed at the different interpretations that came from the same reference. I've included some of their work below.
Gloria Zucaro (click to see her blog)
Mary Ann Pailey
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