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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
This was another multi-week project. Thankfully, Linda had a make-up session this month so I got an extra day working on it.