Friday, June 4, 2010

Painting Cows

Red and Black - by Greg Newbold
 oil on masonite - 11" x 18 3/4"


Michael Workman painting a small demo

Everyone's cows in a row

I had a chance last spring to study with Michael Workman during a two day workshop at the Bridge Academy. It was a fantastic opportunity to study with a painter whose work I have admired for many years. Michael did demos and talked about his work and philosophy the first day and on the second day, we all painted cows. Michael joked that it was the "cow" workshop, but I enjoyed every minute. It was interesting to see how varied the approaches were given that everyone was painting the same subject. Mine is third from the left and Workman's is third from the right. I learned a ton and was very happy with how the painting turned out. Click here to see Workman's most recent show and what Michael's cow looked like when finished.

1 comment:

Ron Spears MFA said...

I love the little "cattle drive' created by all the paintings lined up against the wall.
Great stuff Greg!