Wednesday, October 19, 2011
1. Practice mixing paint 2. Mix some paint up and test it out before laying it down. 3. Do what I did for this one... Move on, it is a bad painting, I'm going for 120 of them and this is just one of them.
I hated the cat in the entry below and thought he was horrible until I loaded it with the photo of him and then I didn't mind it as much ( Yes, I made him fatter than he is, I see that now)
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
a lot of sketches of my cats and one thing I learned is it was much harder for me to paint him then draw him. I also learned 'relax'! It is 120 'bad' paintings. I started this last Thursday and it took
a lot longer than the one or two hours that you're supposed to give yourself. I started fretting and worked really late on it until my eyes felt like they were looking out the side of my head. I stopped and thought I was far from finished and didn't come back to take a look at it until Monday night when to my surprise I realized he was DONE! I just needed to highlight his eyes. I was shocked but it taught me something. That is one mistake I keep making, I keep working and working on a piece and
over work them too often. Walk away, leave it and look at it another day!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
anything, just paint. He even showed us a painting he did of his breakfast. A fried egg in the pan. He also gave us a link to one of his past students Jeff Mahorney which I found very inspiring. Well worth the look. So here is my meager beginning. #1 I thought the EDM list would help with the ideas. Looking over it I decided on #24 Draw a piece of Fruit because I had just bought these apples for there beautiful markings. Hopefully I am back tomorrow with another painting.