I was doing a little light shopping at the grocer’s today, and they had these ginormous onions. I can’t wait to try them.
This past week, July 19, 2019, famed actor Rutger Hauer passed away. Arguably his most famous moment is in the Blade Runner, when the character he plays, Roy Batty, reaches the end of his life, and he offers up this soliloquy to Decker (Harrison), as proof of his humanity:
“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I’ve seen C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die.
I decide to do some ink work, adding in some watery effects for rain or tears.Continue reading “RIP Rutger Hauer, “Like Tears in the Rain””
Our teacher handed this source image, which is of a painting, as an assignment. I don’t know the artist of the source, so I can’t credit it.
This provided us a lot of stuff to work on:
- the clouds
- the stone wall of the barn facing us
- the stones and stump in the foreground
A lazy sunday, did a few sketches on the ipad using procreateContinue reading “misc sketches today”
Some of the other students were working on this photo earlier, and I wanted to give it a go, since the lighting is so unusual.
Having a nice collection of watercolour tube paints is a welcome addition to the sketching field kit. I got a new Meeden mini-palette and filled with some of the my fav midwest and west-coast paints.
In today’s class, we watched two videos:
- A field scene in Andy Evansen’s Plein Aire painting in the Cotswolds.
- A Ron Ransom video tutorial on painting skies, especially clouds
I have not painted figures so much, and rather few birds, so I thought I’d give this little one a go. Some people told me this is a female goldfinch. I have no idea.
The point of today’s painting was more practice with water control, in particular, having too much water and using it to define the rows between the plants.
Following swiftly on the heals of the previous painting, I did another. The wet-in-wet version took about 15 mintues to paint, about a half hour to dry with considerable coaxing from a hair dryer, then about 5 minutes to ink.
After than I decided to go back to a wet on dry technique, as we normally do.