These are some flowers on our kitchen table. I think they are chrysanthemums—although you probably can’t tell from these paintings. 🙂 I struggled to make the marks I wanted for the petals. Maybe I used the wrong brush (a number 8 round). Or, more likely, I just don’t know how to use it yet. 🙂Continue reading “(Attempted) chrysanthemums”
I’m enjoying a tonne of different styles and subject matter at the moment, but I’ve noticed there are a few (general) things I consistently gravitate to: Abstracted landscapes Landscapes with dark, dramatic skies Still lifes of flowers A painterly style
Another fantastically informative Q&A with Gamblin. I was excited to hear about their 1980, student-grade range of paints. Might speed my entry into oils.
This nearly brought me to tears today. Maybe because I’ve got two young daughters, but also because of the way Sargent has captured the light inside the lanterns and on the girls’ faces. It’s an absolutely magical scene.
Painting is hard! Colour mixing, perspective, transparency, relative values, which brush to use for which effect, how long to leave a layer before painting on top of it… So many things to think about—and all the while the (acrylic) paint is drying! But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. That’s why I’m here, learning. Here’s theContinue reading “Dark-sky rainbow”