Early December 2020 project, from a photograph taken by our instructor.Continue reading “Seal Beach, California”
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”
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.
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.
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 is the set of paintings I did in 2018.Continue reading “Painting in 2018”