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José Parlá

A while back, I went to a local library to get out some art books, and this one caught my eye. When I got home and opened it, I was blown away. Probably not the kind of art I want to create, but I love it. And it was beautifully presented in the hardcover book.

Here’s a short video on José to give you an idea of what he does. I love how he sometimes jumps off his ladder to make a mark. 🙂

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Pegs—in colour

Pegs

I was tempted to avoid painting this, because I found the pegs hard to draw (and I thought I’d stuff them up painting them), but I’m glad I didn’t. The colour in the photo’s not quite accurate (what looks like a red peg is actually bright pink), but you get the idea.

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Colour play

Colour play

I enjoyed picking up two (or more) colours on the brush and making marks with them.

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Painting

Savvy Painter: Paint colours, techniques, best practices… with Gamblin

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.

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Painting

Dark-sky rainbow

Dark-sky rainbow

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 the reference picture I painted from. (I like dark, dramatic skies.)