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Tea and Butter, Surface Quality Study #2

Tea and Butter, Surface Quality Study #2, oil painting on panel, 8x10"
Tea and Butter, Surface Quality Study #2, oil painting on panel, 8×10″

This is my second study based on Peggi Kroll Robert’s “Surface Quality” video. In order to paint along with her in the video, I tried to use the same elements: a yellow table (or cloth in my case), a cup of tea, a spoon and a cube of butter on a plate. (This time I made sure the cat couldn’t get to the butter!)

I learn so much from Peggi’s videos, whether I’m watching her paint or just listening. Each time I play one of the DVDs I hear or see or understand something I missed the first time.¬†I’m so excited I get to paint with her in person at her studio in Angels Camp, CA.

I’m also excited that I’m going to spend the weekend workshop with fellow artist-blogger Kathryn Law, whose friendship and support over the past couple of years I treasure but whom I will be meeting in person for the first time. ¬†Kathryn has also been working with Peggi’s videos and you can see her “Surface Quality” study here.