Another Work in Progress. The subject is the granddaughter of our teacher’s friend.
This one is still a work in progress, but here goes.
Last week and this was another quick study, this time of a very cute Australian shepherd (we think). I don’t know what its name is, so I decided it was a Bruce.
The fuzziness was what we were after, and that happened with wetting the paper, then painting in the background, leaving space for the dog, and letting the pigment bleed in, leaving the fuzzy edges.
While the paper was still wet, we also dropped in some quin burnt orange, raw sienna, and some chromatic black for the colouring on the dog’s fur, while still keeping everything nice and fuzzy.
This week I finished up by darkening the background a bit more, and adding in the eyes, nose, and mouth, finishing it off with some white gouache for the spectral highlights in the eyes, and the two white dots on its nose.
From a picture provided by our teacher, we painted after watching local Minnesota watercolourist Andy Evansen‘s video Andy Evansen: Secrets of Painting Watercolor Outdoors. In the video, Andy tells us: “Get in and get out” as well as a lot of other really great advice.
Following a few weeks of doing fast and loose painting of flowers, I was set to try this on a landscape.
This week in class we took what we learned about painting fast and loose by copying other artists’ work, and applied it to a live flower painting session.
This was just so much fun! I did four paintings in the class time available.
This week’s class was more practice painting fast and loose. We did two pictures instead of the usual one, because we were so dang fast!
These images are copies of another artist’s paintings, and as such these are not original work in any way. We’re learning, and I wish to make certain no one thinks anything more of these than that.
Our class project today was another exercise in painting fast and loose. The teacher provided us with two options, one of which was a photo of three alstroemeria (“astronaut flowers”).
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.
Continue reading Painting: “Purple Iris” — Fast and Loose Exercise
Just finished this painting this week. It took 3 sessions to complete.
I started this a few weeks ago, then had to miss some class for other things. Originally I was really intrigued by the source photo — a ghost ship! Captain Jack Sparrow! OOOO!!
I finished it today, and I just didn’t like it. Nothing in particular, but the teacher said I was probably just tired of looking at it.