There was no painting class last week, and there won’t be one this week, so I decided to do one on my own. Continue reading San Fransisco Colourful Skyline Abstract
A stormy evening sky in Minneapolis, end of May, 2017
This week we were set to do a skyline, most of the class wanted to do one of Minneapolis. While a few of us looked and found possibles, the teacher came in with something completely different, a very colourful, stylized skyline, which we were to emulate.
My first thoughts went to the painting “Morning Cyclist” by Fealing LIn, which we’d copied some time ago, and I thoroughly enjoyed. I decided to make mine in a similar fashion.
Last week in class, we went back to one of my favourite things to pain: Flowers! This time we had a very pale pink rose that had a nice yellow glow from the center, and a deep, dark background.
New pen and ink arrived from Goulet Pens:
- TWSBI Diamond 580 Demonstrator
- Rob’t Oster Fire and Ice sample vial
- Rob’t Oster Gold Antiqua vial
- Rob’t Oster Astorquiza Rot
We started this portrait in class today, the niece of a friend of our teacher, sitting on the couch reading.
Flowpaper is a mobile app that lets you make interesting images by just dragging your finger around the screen.
I’ve been playing with it a bit, trying to some interesting things.
Another Work in Progress. The subject is the granddaughter of our teacher’s friend.
I love the practice strokes I made (first painted image with all the figures on it). I tried it from different angles and slight different colours (still mainly in the quin burnt orange and french ultramarine). It’s my favourite part of this particular exercise so far.
This one is still a work in progress, but here goes.