Monday, December 3, 2007

American Artist Workshop- Step by Step

My demo, from the article "Frank Gardner: Using a Premixed Palette" in American Artist Workshop magazine, is now on the American Artist web site.
Subscribers are now receiving their copies of the Winter Issue and I have already received some emails about the article. The Winter issue will be in the stores Dec. 11th.
You can click here to see the Step By Step. I am hoping that more of the article will be posted soon.

I will be posting more about my plein air workshops over the next few weeks.
There are no workshops scheduled right now, but as soon as I have dates set I will post them here.

"Patsy's Cart", 11" x 14" oil on linen, 2007
Private Collection


Mike said...

Way to go on this article, Frank! Things like this can only help your position in the art world. Hats off!

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Mike. I'm a little nervous about the article, but I have seen the draft, so there won't be any surprises at least.

Ambera said...

Such a beautiful palette Frank! It just looks so beautiful where you are! I also really love the photo you posted of your easel amidst a herd of cattle, it's hilarious! Nothing that fun ever happens in Halifax..

Frank Gardner said...

I think it is a beautiful area. It has a real special feel to it.
I'm glad you got a chuckle out of the plein air hazard.
If I had a finished painting on there I would have been a little more worried.

FCP said...

Excellent article, Frank--and lots of great tips on color mixing. I love what you said about thinking of angles as hands on a clock (excellent way to visualize it), the rule of five (much needed), your advice on pre-mixing a variety of hues (can't wait to try that), deciding on the breakpoint value (I've never thought of organizing values that way before) Also enjoyed seeing the Gruppe palette...

Frank Gardner said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed the article Faye. Molly Siple did a good job of organizing my ramblings. I'm still waiting to see the mag. but I received some more positive emails today, so that is good.
Thanks for the support.