Summer’s Last Days
Don Osterberg, who provided the wonderful gallery photos (see below) said, “What a fantastic lesson we had this morning in painting with oils at Mills River Park. Eddie Morris had us transfixed for 2 and 1/2 hours as he explained his recently learned techniques. This approach most likely can be used with almost any painting medium. Thank you Eddie for a great morning. …” (Note you can see about 20 minutes of the great demo by going to bottom of this page.)
Eddie himself added: “We had a lot of fun yesterday at my demo in spite of wind knocking everything down! Here is the painting (at left) after an hour or so in my studio today to finish it up. Don has a pretty good picture of the block in (see below) from yesterday. Today, I anchored the shadows and added some variety in the light areas and some half tones being careful not to upset the unity of the painting.”
Morris also provided the visual at the right with this comment: “As promised, here is a photo of my color/value chart I went over during the demo. Just remember average vertical and horizontal planes for value in the shade and light as a starting point
.. This is a compressed value scale with no white or black on the ends.
Note: An article about Edward Morris appears in the September 2019 issue of the local magazine Bold Life.
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