The LORD will guide you continually,Isaiah 58:11 (NRSV)
and satisfy your needs in parched places,
and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
whose waters do not fail.
I’ve been reading a bit about colour theory and had a go at creating my first colour wheels. The wheel on the left is based on my warm primaries, and the one on the right is based on my cool primaries. You can see I completely stuffed up some (most?) of the mixing, especially along the bottom of the right-hand wheel, where two of the colours look nearly black. But it was a worthwhile exercise, one I’ll revisit.
I’m excited to say, I bought some decent (Schmincke Akademie acrylic) paints today—along with some gesso, new brushes, and other bits and pieces to move my painting forward. Can’t wait to try out the new colours!
I copied this drawing from the fantastic book 1000 Dog Portraits and am posting it here with the permission of the artist. The original uses a light colour wash for the background, but I couldn’t mix the right colour with the paints I have, so I imitated it with colour pencil.
This was a tree I saw at the park tonight. I liked the shape.
I did an initial sketch and then tried to recreate it with watercolours when I got home. Need some better materials—and to learn how to paint with watercolours. 🙂