I would love to take another workshop with Dreama. I have used the techniques learned in the class with her last Spring, but would like to take it up a notch and fine tune her use of brilliant color. In the meantime I will just keep practicing. I'm using this method for most of the paintings I do of local Fredericksburg emphasizing small flower gardens.
Here is a step-by-step of the recent one I did of a house that is at the corner of Fauquier and Charles Street. The painting is varnished and already at Heather Boutique on Caroline Street.
Finished Painting 8 x 10
Step 1 - loose drawing of big shapes
Step 2 - transparent colors mixed with medium of 3pts gamsol, 2 parts linseed oil, 1 part damvar varnish
Step 3 - added the flowers with magenta and medium plus darkened up some areas. The dark colors will later show through the opaque layer and help keep the color strong.
Step 4 - did some re-drawing with the sculptor tool suggested by Dreama.
This is what I remember from the class. If you ever have the chance, take one of Dreama Tolle Perry's Workshop. She is such a fantastic teacher.
Examples of recent paintings done in this style