First painting class of 2017! We did an exercise in painting fast and loose; the teacher had a subject she’d pulled from the web, but I had a flower picture from a few years ago I wanted to try instead.
The exercise was to keep things loose and move fast, something a lot of us have problems doing. It was as much an exercise in stepping away and stop touching the painting with the brush, stop trying to perfect things.
I liked the process and the exercise, even if I’m not all that pleased with the result. I really need to practice doing this more. I think I should have used much juicier paint, what I was using was too dry, I think.
- Arches 140lb Cold Press 9×12 block
- Andy’s green (Payne’s grey and Quin Gold) – background
- Winsor Red
- Cobalt Blue Violet
- Sap Green
- Winsor Yellow
- Some purplish mixture in my palette that I can’t recall the provenance of
- Dreamcatcher #14 round
- Dreamcatcher #10 round