Gordon Shows Us How He Paints

Gordon Shows Us How He Paints

I admire the exuberance and humor in the paintings of a local artist, Gordon Bashant. He uses primary colors, black outlines, calligraphy, strong values, and halos. It gives his work a boisterous happy feeling that I would like my own work to have. When I heard Gordon was giving a demonstration of his working process, I was excited.

I brought the required materials but unfortunately missed the part about bringing a photo reference as a starting point for my own painting. But finding a subject was not hard, after all, Gordon was standing right in front of us. So I just painted Gordon as he demonstrated. But I tried to paint him using his style since that is what he was teaching us.

This is a gouache, watercolor, and ink painting on a half sheet of rough watercolor paper.

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4 Responses to Gordon Shows Us How He Paints

  1. sheila says:

    So full of life, color and attitude! Wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Anna says:

    I like this 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Karen Reichhardt says:

    Brilliant in a lot if ways. All your different learning styles show up here

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