Although I wasn’t able to photograph works in the demo last night (see yesterday’s post), I did find this set of photos showing an outdoor demonstration (this was on the workshop signup form that Ray Morrison sent me).

In this demo, you can see the undertone color and the block-in, although it looks like he approached this painting a little differently than last night. He appears to have brought more objects to completion here.

Hope this helps.

Ovanes Berberian Demo

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Update: To get on the email list to attend a Ovanes Berberian workshop, contact Ray Morrison:





7 thoughts on “Ovanes Berberian Workshop Demo

  1. Carole Abla says:

    Good morning Ed,

    Great job of reporting to us your daily experiences on this wonderful workshop….and beautifl paintings you are making! We all are deeply indebted to you!

    Question: Other than the 3 color basic palette you stated earlier, what colors does he keeps on his palette??

  2. Frank A. Edwards says:

    Hi Ed. Finally caught up with you ! ­čÖé
    Thank you very much for reporting a very informative and exciting workshop. For me, it was the next best thing to being there !

    Good luck with the rest of your travels.

  3. I might be the wise acre, but aren’t ALL the roses in his painting facing the same way? Nice to get your comments every day, Ed. Being a smart aleck may not be cool here, but your posts really bring me back here to your site every day! Thanks again for your generosity. I get so much from what you post!


  4. The roses may be facing one way but who the heck would care. The projection of depth in the piece which really pushes the reality of the front plates is super.
    I see where he was leading you Ed when he mentioned your backgrounds. In this piece the background and flowers all flow into infinity instead of being seperated and that makes the depth of the whole quite enormous. Can’t thank you enough for the time you spend sharing this. Thank you.


  5. This is a good example of how different his demo for students is. When you are strarting it is important to get most of the big shapes in before jumping into the details of a painting.

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