Saturday, October 17, 2015

Barbara Jaenicke demo

This weekend I'm fortunate to be taking a workshop from artist Barbara Jaenicke, at the Coppini Academy of Art in San Antonio. I absolutely LOVE her landscapes! Click on her name to visit her website!
She first does a thumbnail sketch from her photo, to nail down the basic value patterns, then does an underpainting with pastel washed in with isopropyl alcohol.

These are just a very few of the photos that I took. but she worked so sparingly that most of the pics I took didn't seem to show much progress, but somehow, magically, the painting got finished!

These are the colors she used for the underpainting...

She washed in the underpainting with  isopropyl alcohol.

She tested what colors she would likely use in the painting, and then got right to it!

My painting for today was from a photo taken at my home town Landa Park, and it looks pretty good in my camera, and others in the workshop liked it, but I don't feel like it's done so I'm not going to show it yet. Maybe tomorrow.


  1. Thanks for posting, Rita. Very interesting.

  2. Thank you for this great step by step documentation of Barbara's demo, Rita!

  3. Thanks, Rita. Barbara is one of my favorite landscape painters too.

  4. Welcome, All! Today I got pics of her oil demo. Hopefully will have time to post those soon!

  5. Love this new artist Barbara! Thanks Rita.

  6. Love this new artist Barbara! Thanks Rita.

    1. My pleasure! But I believe Barbara has been around in the pastel and oil landscape scene for quite a while! ;)


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