Wednesday, September 18, 2013
|My pencil sketch|
|Nervous first brush strokes|
The wedding was beautiful.
I painted the place where Amanda was married, here is my step by step to her final wedding present ...
|The final framed watercolor|
|The greenery at the bottom did not seem to work for me|
|I used masking to keep some flowers pure colors|
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
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Saturday, February 16, 2013
|In the style of Delaporte: challenge # 35|
There is a photo posted there ( here ) from the master Henry Horace Roland Delaporte.
Artists from all over use it as a reference to practice their medium of choice.
Since I am taking a class in acrylics, that seemed like a good choice.
Posted by Beach Cat ! at 10:49 AM
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
My art has taken a back seat to family in the guest room --- an advantage of living in Florida while everyone else is up north. But yesterday I started an acrylic class with Meike Aton. You can see her work here ...
Step one is to take a primed canvas and use gesso to create your background. My tool was Meike's bent butter knife -- I have a feeling I will be raiding my silverware drawer!
As we waited for the gesso to dry, we did color wheels with acrylic as watercolor , then a second color wheel where I gooped it on (is "gooped" a proper painting term?)
My purple did turn out a bit like a Michigan winter sky. Never quite gets dark at night, just growls. Makes me happy once more to be in Florida!
Curiously, Meike suggests that we not wash our brushes between colors, but instead brush them off on a separate canvas which will at some point become a background for another painting. So far I am not seeing any form emerge, but it will be interesting to watch this process.
I see a trip to Michaels in my future as all my acrylic brushes and supplies are back in Michigan. But joy of joy, the Walmart beachside carries painters canvas and gesso so I am good to start a couple more canvases.
Posted by Beach Cat ! at 3:07 PM