I’ve actually been painting every Monday night for 3 hours! It’s great! I’ve updated my paintings section with a few more paintings. My technical skills are getting better along with planning compositions. I did find out I bought just the crappiest paints, so I’ll get through them soon and buy the better ones. I’m starting to actually see the difference in pigments when mixing different brands together. So, my goal is to keep on keeping on and maybe add one more painting day to my schedule. Wish me luck! Here’s my current favorite:
I’m definitely still learning how, but feel like I’m making progress. Definitely not my favorite subject matter, but I’m getting used to trying to breathe some life into them, and not let drab colors be drab. I figure if I can make a still life dramatic, it’ll be awesome to apply that to subject matters of greater interest to me. Really loving this art class I’m taking again. Can’t believe I waited so long to start one up again.
I had a blast painting some holiday cards to give to my family this year. Things I learned while doing so:
1. Cards are hard to photograph
2. Watercolor paints make amazing cards
3. I love using watercolor paints with pens.
Check out a few!
First group of cards I worked on. Before any pen work.
Fun to write along the rope of lights.
Most of the cards I made, excluding a couple Hanukkah ones. :)
Changes the whole card when I draw across the paint.
I’ve always been fascinated by the silhouette. For a while I think it was because I was terrible at filling in the human figure. But now I realize it’s something more. I find it to be full of possibilities and playfulness. It leaves a bit of mystery and makes the mind fill in the rest.