Deep blue sea

Deep blue sea

I got the book Little Ways to Learn Acrylics from the library, and it’s brilliant. 50 small projects, in different styles, that start very simple and get progressively harder.

I asked my kids to each pick a painting from it that they’d like me to paint for them, and this is the first one, for my youngest daughter. I didn’t achieve the smooth graduation that’s shown in the book, but I actually kinda like how the sea turned out.

The next two paintings, for my older kids, are significantly harder, but I’m looking forward to attempting them—and some of the other projects in the book.

Colour wheels

Colour wheels

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.