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.
We practiced two new techniques with this painting:
- soaking paper, and applying gooey paint
- using a brush pen to ink the outlines when dry
This was huge fun, and I think I’ve found a style I really like doing. The painting is extremely fast, and the inking is fun after the painting and paper are completely dry. The tough part is it takes a long time for the paper to completely dry, even when helped along with a hair dryer.
One of my classmates brought in a picture of a painting she saw during a vacation. It’s a painting of a fish shack, with a dock and some boats.Continue reading ““The Fish Shack” – copy of a painting”
I bought a few Daniel Smith Watercolour Paint Sticks from Dick Blick, and took the class session to try them out. The colours were:
- Quin Gold
- Burnt Umber
- Cobalt Blue
- Burnt Sienna
- Raw Sienna
- Quin Burnt Orange
- Sap Green
- French Ultramarine
- Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Today’s painting class assignment was a picture that one of the other students found that was a fairly impressionistic watercolour of some vases with flowers on a patio.Continue reading “Vases with Flowers on the Patio”
Last week, I attended both the Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon watercolour classes, because, wow do I NEED some painting time! The assignment was a painting by Manet, “Flowers in a Vase”, which is a rather lovely impressionistic oil painting. We, of course, work in watercolour, so it’s interesting to see what we come up with.Continue reading “After Manet: “Flowers in a Vase””
This was a very fun painting to do; it reminded us very much of a Monet for its impressionistic qualities. As we were working in watercolour, the adages “work fast and loose”, “don’t think, paint”, and “get in and get out” were our guides.Continue reading ““Peonies on the table” after Gregory Packard”
On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, the 2 watercolour classes and the coloured pencil class got together to celebrate Vincent van Gogh’s birthday by learning a little about him and recreating his famous painting, “Starry Night”, some of us in coloured pencil and some of us in watercolour.Continue reading “Vincent van Gogh day in class – “Starry Night” after Vincent”
It arrived today, and it was an interesting unboxing experience. Continue reading “New Pen Day: Diplomat Magnum Prismatic Purple”