As I was leaving the workshop and discussing what I should work on at home to improve, Thomas thought I needed to work on the transition between objects. He could tell that I stalled when I got to those areas.
The room we painted in really did not have the best lighting for us to work from, as you can see in the above photo. We had light from the window as well as overhead florescent lights through out the room.
When I left the workshop the above painting is what I went home with. I really was having trouble grasping the idea of blocking in my objects ... ah ha.... finally I understood, but by then the workshop was over and time for me to be going home. I have let the painting ... the blocked in piece ... set on my easel since the workshop day, wondering if I should just leave it alone (like Thomas suggested) or work to complete it. Finally today I decided 'nothing ventured, nothing gained'. An so below is my finished piece. Now that I'm finished, of coarse, I can see that the folds in my cloth could be improve upon. I think I've got the idea about the transition areas, though I still need to think about these areas. I would like to have less detail in my work as I progress. I could have less hard edges and I'd certainly like to paint in a looser style, but, for now, considering that was my first workshop/class I think I am pretty happy with this one.
Finished painting from Thomas Jefferson Kitts one day workshop.