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 reason, just the way my brain works.
Again, the blog is over on Notion.so:
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.
Early December 2020 project, from a photograph taken by our instructor.
Continue reading “Seal Beach, California”
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.
Continue reading “Amaryllis, November 11, 2020”
This was a class project, and it was fun. We used some techniques that we’d learned previously, applying them to an whole project.
Continue reading “Barn, Snow, Pine Tree, and Fences”
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.
Continue reading “Nova Scotia Maritime”
We were given several images of fallen leaves, and told to paint them. I put together a composition using one of the leaves.
Continue reading “Autumn Leaves”
Started this one a couple weeks ago and finished it up today.
I used a very different palette for me:
Continue reading ““Garden-variety Packard””
- Prussian Blue (Daniel Smith)
- Cadmium Red (American Journey)
- Monte Amiata Raw Sienna (Daniel Smith)