Monday, March 31, 2014

Lighthouse

 

Another brown rimmed painting. This is an internet image I found to paint so I'm pretty much apathetic about the boring results.

 

Prickly Pear copy

 

This is an attempt to copy from one of my amazing book. I couldn't get it right. I'll try again later.

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Another attempt

Yeah! This isn't awful. I can't get the tape off without ripping or cutting. Luckily, it's cheap paper and an old set of pan paints, probably purchased before wal-mart even existed. I've sized a few of these, so will be using them up before I get to try staples and masking tape

It's an apple set up with a incandescent spotlight directly to its left. The shine looks good on camera, but actually lost a bit of paper when I scraped off the masking fluid.

Lessons learned:

1. Don't use brown tape that requires extra work to remove.

2. Let the paint dry completely before removing masking fluid.

3. Don't have a dark background if unnecessary.

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Learning watercolor

So, I going to learn watercolor.

Pathetic attempt at alpenglow. Yuck!
I did a few good paintings in the mid-eighties but always felt it was luck that they turned out as well as they did. It is a medium that intimidates me, so I will go through my collections of art books, research technique online and take workshop from the artists that I admire most.

I will hold myself accountable to paint and post daily that which I've painted, regardless of embarrassing results. There will be many embarrassments.