Anybody interested in colour relationships and/or painting still life or plein air in oils and/or Ovanes Berberian will probably find it rewarding to pay a visit to recent posts in Ed Terpening's blog "Life Plein Air". Ed is an established plein air oil painter who works and paints in California.
He's just done a week long workshop with Ovanes Berbarian in Idaho. His blog records the process and has photos of the work Ed produced. These are the links:
- Ovanes Berbarian Workshop - Day 1 (outlines Ed's interpretation of the preparation required prior to painting and the Berbarian method of working in oils)
- Ovanes Berbarian Workshop - Day 2 (Ed describes watching Berberian demonstrate the painting of a complex still life set-up from start to finish on a very large canvas in three hours)
- Ovanes Berbarian Workshop - Day 3 (Ed focuses on mixing neutral and coloured greys from raw colour and how to get colours to 'pop' plus the subject of mixing on the palette versus the canvas)
- Ovanes Berbarian Workshop - Day 4 (Ed gets a slideshow and some insight into how Berberian's work has changed - plus an ex-student comments)
- Ovanes Berbarian Workshop - Day 5 (Ed reflects on the week and provides comments on his final still life )
- Ovanes Berbarian Technique - Ed does a demo (This includes Ed's interpretation - with photos - of how Berberian approaches his work including: reference, drawing, tone, darks, palette, midtones to lights to accents + comments)
Links to examples of the work of Ovanes Berbarian: Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3
Ed Terpening's blog "Life Plein Air"
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