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
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.
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
This entry consists of two paintings of the same subject. The one on the left took a lot of time and attention. The one on the right was initially done in about 10 minutes.
This was another multi-week project. Thankfully, Linda had a make-up session this month so I got an extra day working on it.
Shopping one day, I found this heirloom tomato with a batch of others, and thought this one had so much character. I took it home and did a bit of a still life photo study, perhaps one day to paint.
We copied another artist’s painting of pomegranates to study the style of background washes and painting in negative space.
This is one of my favourite paintings ever.