I worked on a painting of hydrangeas inspired by this set up:
It was the last day for the workshop and I had only 1 small canvas( 9x 12) left, so I had to simplify a bit from the set up.
Again I started with an initial loose block in done in transparent paints just to establish placement of the big shape positive shape- go for the darkest version of the colors you see and we'll build lights on top.
Then added an underpainting for the background. At this point, everything is still transparent and not defined.
Once the entire canvas is covered in a loose block in of color and shape, then thicker opaque paint is applied to develop the painting further .
The approach Hedi shared this week is different than any other training I've had, but after 5 days in a row, I feel more comfortable with it. It offers a way to start very loose and free and then build to the desired level of looseness or detail.
Trying out new approaches and learning from new instructors is always good. Even if you don't continue on with their approaches, you will pick up something to incorporate in how you choose to paint and make it your own.