Another vase and flowers image. This was fun to do. I love the way things came out, but I’d also prefer them to have a bit more depth of value. Everything sort of flattened out when it dried down. I do like the way the vase turned out as well. I’ve always been a little scared of doing glass, but I think I got it okay here. Continue reading Vase and Flowers
A friend of mine was visiting San Francisco recently and posted this great photo; I asked if it would be okay for me to paint it, and he agreed. Continue reading Rainy San Francisco Street
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.