Friday, October 30, 2009

Blind Contour Week 2 and 3

I forgot to upload Week 2 and realized it was time for Week 3 so decided to do them together.
The back of one of my cats "Mittens" and the front.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friday Blind Contour

This is my first entry in the Blind Contour Friday Challenge. It is my daughter, thankfully she was very good humored about it.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Acrylic Class

This is for an acrylic class I am taking on line at I wanted to show the steps
because I found it interesting and thought others might as well. The painting starts by covering the whole canvas with this orange and then sketching it in.

Next you were to block in the white wash of the building and the darkest shadow areas. This got a big reaction from friends and family at this point who all seemed to have the same comment. "Oh, its a building, I didn't know what you were doing with the orange.

Then you put in the lighter shadows and add detail. It was fun to do and was helpful for me to work on the light and shadows and see how important and what a difference they make to a painting.