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Old 08-14-2005, 04:36 PM   #1
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Marvin Mattelson Workshop Portrait




After Marvin's wonderful workshop I immediately travelled to Europe and had not a chance to rave about my wonderful experience at the 2 week long workshop by Marvin Mattelson in Las Vegas.

As I had told Marvin, I was a bit sceptical about his Cad free palette, since I adore the rich colors used by the Orientalist School. After I had seen his Silvia and her granddaughter I was absolutely blown away by the subtle skin tones and could not stay away any longer. Now my only regret is that I did not take his workshop sooner.

One seldomly comes across someone who is not only a great artist, but so willing and generous with the information he shares. After my initial day of utter melt down, he assured me I was suffering from "workshop anxiety" and let me be. I really appreciated the fact that he never forced his believes on me, but let me discover his technique by watching him paint.

I have taken several good workshops in the past and am grateful for what I have learned. Marvin's workshop filled in the gaps and provided me with not only a fool proof color palette, but key elements of knowledge on how to achieve elements in a painting and be in full control of my work.

Now instead of just painting along, I feel in control. Marvin, I will be forever indebt to you and can't thank you enough
for all the knowledge you have shared with us.

By the way this painting took only 2-3 days, which for me was a 1st.
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:41 PM   #2
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Closeup of my new skin palette....
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Old 08-14-2005, 10:16 PM   #3
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One seldomly comes across someone who is not only a great artist, but so willing and generous with the information he shares.
I'll second that.

Actually, I believe I wrote the very same thing in another post after I came to that same conclusion.

He is a gem, isn't he?

Great painting, Enzie, but I have to add to the other viewers here that the colors are even better in person!! And so is communicating with you. Forum participation is fun but is sure was a treat to get to know you.

Welcome home.

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Dear Janel,

Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed meeting you as well and thank you again for all you did at the workshop.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:49 AM   #5
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Hi Enzie,

Welcome back from Europe. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and spending time with you. I agree wholeheartedly with Janel, your painting is more beautiful in person. I kept noticing in the workshop how your painting was always catching my eye and I had to look over and see what you were doing!

I look forward to your next portrait as I already love your work and know that Marvin's workshop will make your paintings more beautiful!!

Have fun!
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Dear Enzie,

When I saw your portrait I had a sudden intake of breath, and so much excitement to see how much your work has grown!

I am so glad you got so much out of the workshop, and I am thrilled to see the results of your hard work. It's good to see on line again.
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Hi Pat, the pleasure was all mine. I sort of miss the unbearable heat (118F+), don't you?

I thank you for your kind words regarding my work. I struggle like crazy to get the image to posted correctly and will have to read through all those "how to threads".

By the way Prague or "Praha" was awesome. I recommend this place highly for architecture and history buffs. ALso had a wonderful Alfons Maria Mucha" Museum Master of Art Nouveau.

Yesterday I spent some time remixing the palette. Actually, I should say a lot of time, since I can't manage to whip that one out in a speedy fashion as of yet. This is in preparation of a new painting of a young Arab boy. I am interested to see how easy Marvin's palette works on Olive Skin tones. The thread about vignettes was just is too tempting to leave this technique unexplored. So watch out for my cries for help!
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Old 08-16-2005, 04:42 PM   #8
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Dear Chris,

Wau, - I am not worthy of such praise! You should have seen me on the 1st day. I was a step away from breaking into tears. I faltered at the "Wash In", of all places, and could not fathom how to go on. Marvin had a very puzzled look on his face and just told me to carry on in whatever manner made me comfortable and to relax. The next day, things just fell into place and I was myself again. WEIRD, hugh?!

It's good to be back and I hope to be able to contribute on a more regular basis. No trips are planned and there should be ample time to share all the valuable information that I have gained from all these wonderful workshops.
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