This week, March 24, 2021, we started a new project in class. The source photo is from our teacher’s own collection, taken on a beach around Manitowoc of Lake Michigan. Follow along at the entry at https://www.notion.so/tamouse/Manitowoc-Beach-in-June-34dc565aab2d4bac83e76e1ee2d1f14b.
Many macOS users will likely recognize the source for this painting as one or the background images provided in the recent past. Every time it would pop onto my background or go by in a screen saver, I’d just give a sigh and stare at it. Jokingly naming the painting “Ellie Font” for no typographical… Continue reading “Ellie Font”
We started a new painting class project in February. It’s a picture our teacher took while touring around near La Crescent / La Cross. The actual blog post is at https://www.notion.so/Woodcarver-s-Barn-ef644546068e41c5887a0256908c1a18
Doing things a little differently this time. Instead of writing my blog post here, I wrote it using Notion.so.
For the new year, I am trying to do some art making every day. Today I wanted to work on some watercolours, but my hands were so cold, I couldn’t hold a brush very effectively. Instead, I went to the iPad, and was able to do stuff under the covers.
Early December 2020 project, from a photograph taken by our instructor.
One of the other students gave us a picture of one of her flowers, an amaryllis, and our teacher turned it into a class lesson.
This was a class project, and it was fun. We used some techniques that we’d learned previously, applying them to an whole project.
Painting a maritime scene from a photo taken in Nova Scotia. In this class project, we learned how to take a photograph and arrange and compose it to make a better painting.
Doing some digital sketches