Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Demo together with Richard Schmid"


Richard did this one.

I did this one.


On the fourth day of the workshop, The master painter Richard Schmid came. We demoed together in front of quite a crowd. Richard brought many pots of lilies with vibrant yellow and oranges and made a very magnificent and elaborate floral still life setup. I have never painted in front of such complicated setup, but I had no way out. Richard is such a wonderful teacher. I have learned a lot. He made everybody laugh with jokes. He has asked me if I have any Chinese jokes to tell. I was so nervous to say anything. Any way I think I did OK. When we began the demo, Richard had challenged me on who could finish the painting faster. I won that competition easily. I did a much smaller painting.

11 comments:

Denise Rose said...

Oh wow! This is so cool! Your painting is fabulous and it is so cool you did a demo with him! I know it was a great time for you!

Sheila said...

Wow wow wow....it must have been like the Superbowl of painting demos!

Candylei said...

Both paintings are gorgeous!

J. Kevin James said...

What I would give to have been there! Been watching some Richard Schmid DVDs, wonderful, and have been admiring your paintings, wonderful as well. I've also enjoyed watching you transition to full time painting.

Pragya Tiwari said...

Love both the paintings :) Two master painters !!

Douglas Carter, Fine art painter said...

Very very nice qiang. You should be proud.

Ann Rogers said...

I agree, two masters at work! What a grand occasion for you, so happy to see your art career moving forward.

Claudia Davis said...

I feel your excitement. What an opportunity and thrill.

Randy Saffle said...

Great job! Who's this Schmid guy?

Dean H. said...

You wow me, Qiang! What a demo partner. both paintings are excellent. That is a complex setup.

Judy Crowe said...

Qiang, I am so happy for you that you were able to have this experience! I'll bet you blew them out of the water!! (meaning you did great!) Your painting and his of course looks wonderful. I like what Randy had to say....!