Finally got up the courage to finish this. I like the way the top right turned out, dont like the bottom right--too dark and muddy. But I hope I learned something: dont go back in! Paint it and leave it alone.
This is for a class in which, last week, we looked at the paintings of Nell Blaine. Her early work was mostly abstract, but, after she was paralyzed by polio, her work became more representational (what's the cause-and-effect? idk, except maybe being, at least initially, more confined, she chose to paint what she could see?) and she painted more watercolors, which, the paper lying flat, were easier for her to paint.
I love her landscapes and still lifes, and her wondercfgul view-through-a-window paintings.
I chose to paint from a photo of dwarf iris in my yard.
Finding ot hard to "fill in" the negative shapes...
This week's painting in Bill Rogers's Zoom class at Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio.
Also a great example of why I like taking classes: when I saw this reference photo I was not happy! The subject doesn't appeal to me much, but more than that I thought there was no way I could paint all those greens, and especially the darks in the greens.
As usual, my darks could be darker, but I am pleased that, even though there's not a lot of depth of field, there is depth.
A few things I see now I could tweak--more darks on the horse (some Norwegian breed), especially where its legs and belly meet the grass, the boot ...--
Had a few weeks off from one of my Zoom classes, during which I was supposed to be painting trees. True to form, I'm doing my homework the night before it's due. If it were possible yo get an extenson, I would. These are not great trees. But 1) they're not brown; 2) I have something for show and tell.