This originally came from a photo by a class member. She took the photo from a vantage point over the flowers and vase. I decided to reimagine the view from straight on at the top of the vase.
This painting was begun near the beginning of September 2019, and took quite a while to complete because of missed classes and so on. It’s a relief to finally get it done. I’m rather pleased by how it turned out.Continue reading “Sunflowers and Barn”
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.
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”
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”