Monday, June 14, 2010
Day Two - Qiang Huang
Following another excellent Powerpoint instructional presentation, Chong (pronounciation for Qiang) demonstrated painting flowers. It was mesmerizing to watch his decision-making process and careful placement of strokes of color that were only placed after mixing the perfect clean color with the correct size brush. After lunch everyone's set-up included flowers to practice his method. Since I haven't painted still-life for a while, it was probably easier for me to experiment with his style, but I felt that I failed in the end. I noticed that most people, although they probably tried, didn't paint anything like the careful stroke put-it-down-and-leave-it-alone method either.