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Class Demonstrations

2 monthes ago   |   By Frank Hobbs

Wayne Thiebaud, demonstration at Mountain Lake Hotel. 1981.
As a young, recently graduated 20-something I was among a group of painters who gathered at Mountain Lake Hotel in southwestern Virginia for a workshop led by Wayne Thiebaud. Organized by my teacher at Virginia Tech, Ray Kass, we witnessed the maestro paint from the massive porch of the hotel. I've never forgotten some of his moves on that canvas. With a round bristle brush he would touch a mound of wet cerulean blue on his palette, rotate the brush a quarter-turn and repeat the move with cadmium red, then again with yellow. Now...
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