Frank Francese Part 2

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A palette full of juicy color ready for me to start painting is what thrills me the most.

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At Frank’s watercolor workshop I was expected to paint 11 paintings. You may think that’s impossible but he did 11 complete full sheet paintings as demos for us. Each paintings was beautiful and could be for sale in a gallery. He paints from his own value sketches that he does on site wherever he is conducting a class.  Even though he does intensive sketches with permanent markers he never puts a pencil mark on his watercolor paper.

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My value sketch with marker & watercolor

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Frank feels that you should not confine your colors & shapes within the boundaries of a line. To paint looser and feel the freedom of the process you must paint the shapes as you develop your painting. This is very demanding and takes practice but it allowed me to let go of the structure of objects and create the image in a non-exacting form.

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The painting was started without a pencil sketch

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In the finished painting I have the shapes and colors of the flowers, but this is not a duplication of lilies, it is a rendition or depiction of them.

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I’m happy with this painting but it’s small (11 X 15) and I want to add it to my collection of full sheet paintings so I’ll start another painting soon. It will be enjoyable and a pleasure to do this painting again especially since I know how the finished painting will look. Thanks to Frank, I will have a great painting full of exciting shapes & joyous colors without any restrictions. This is not your paint by numbers or stay within the lines painting.

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                                                  Paint with Me
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~ by Lorraine Rimmelin on June 18, 2011.

2 Responses to “Frank Francese Part 2”

  1. Lorraine! I LOVE it. Well done! 🙂

  2. I like this blog very much, Its a real nice place to read and get information.

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