A week ago today I adopted three cats. One still runs away every time she sees me, but I'll win her over.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
So I painted this using a couple of the many pictures I've taken in previous years.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
Now I have to decide what to put on the final sheet. An exploration of grays? A color wheel?
Looking forward to finishing and getting it hung in my art room.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Working on more daffodils, and thought this one was going pretty good, but there's something wrong with the paper. This happens now and then...the paper's too absorbent and looks "pilly." Bad sizing? Too much humidity? Quien sabe.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
It's a bit laborious, but I like the results.
Make a line drawing of your subject on heavy paper (I use a stiff 140lb, like Arches), then paint everything that you do not want to be black with thick white gouache.
When it's dry, brush black India ink over it.
Let dry, then wash off (I do it outside with the garden hose) the ink and the gouache--leave some of the gouache on, if you want, or if you need to to keep from damaging the paper.
When it's dry, paint.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
I thought they'd be good to paint, and would also give me practice with glass and grays.
So here's the first sytempt, painted in Daniel Smith's shadow violet, with some ultramarine and burnt sienna.
Kind of a mess, imho, but that means I will be able to improve!
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Getting back to painting class when I can. It inspires me and makes me feel like I'm learning, progressing. And it's fun too.
We've been practicing putting in dark backgrounds.
I have trouble getting darks that are dark enough and interesting.