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Practicing Fast and Loose

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.

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Copy of Fealing Lin’s “Iris” Portrait

We made a copy of Fealing Lin’s “Iris” portrait as a class exercise.

We are Using staining colours, as we want them to stay on the paper as we paint over them. Winsor Red, Yellow, and Blue (I’m using Phthalo Blue instead of Winsor brand – same paint, different maker.) I am basicly layering up.

We’re using very wet paper. Linda soaked hers front and back, and then put it on a wet piece of gatorboard.

Paints were “juicy” – wet and full of pigment.

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storm clearing over farm

I started this painting way long ago, and had only been able to mask the buildings. Then I stopped going to painting classes for a while. A few weeks ago, my mom and I had a painting session where I worked on this. Today, I attended the class of one of my favourite watercolourists, Edna Windes, and she gave me more advice and pointers, so I finished the piece.

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big sur coast


This painting was pretty fun. I have been to Big Sur on the California coast many times, and seen many views like this. Familiar, and thoughts of home.

I began this painting towards the end of last week’s class, May 25th, 2016. There were two classes this week, a makeup class May 31st, and our regular class, June 1st (today), so I had lots of time to work on this painting in a fairly short period of time. Our teacher is so generous to let us make up missed classes. Continue reading big sur coast