The man and his wildlife art….he’s magical. If you love wildlife art, you should get to know Terry Isaac and his art. And if you love wildlife and you paint, you should definitely enroll in one of his workshops! This is the second workshop I have attended at the Blind Bay Hall..always a sellout, and there is a reason people keep coming back to his workshops. He’s a guy who knows how to teach as well as paint. He starts off his workshops with some fundamentals most artists have heard before and probably several times, but as the weekend progresses, he reminds us and reinforces those fundamentals in all the art we are doing. Contrast demands attention so keep the focal point high contrast. Leave an area for the eyes to rest, so calm down that background. Look at the values of each area to capture the three dimensional view. ..and on and on. It’s an intense workshop from the prospective that the work is detailed and the information shared is huge. Concepts are only concepts until you see how to apply them directly onto art you are working on, and that is why we always learn sooo much! Terry Isaacs website is http://www.terryisaacsart.com if you are interested in catching a workshop. Terry, thank you for the awesome class. Your feedback and advice to us was invaluable!
Below are some shapshots of the workshop and our paintings (Work in Progress), they all are going home to finish but a good start with the concepts of painting wet and dry fur, and scrumbled backgrounds in our head!