Although I’m still struggling with this, I found this article from Seattle Artist League on blocking in helpful. Some good example images.
Last Wednesday, we painted some still lifes from coloured photocopies. The reason we painted from photocopies rather than real still-life setups was so that we didn’t feel pressured time-wise. (We could take the paintings home and finish them there, which I did.)
I don’t tend to be a fan of total abstraction, but I do really enjoy following Anthony Grootelaar. He’s endlessly creative, and he’s very good at naming his works and pairing them with thought-provoking quotes.
It’s futile to paint without having a solid understanding of drawing.Daniel Sprick on The Plein Air Podcast
I’m glad quite a lot of my night class has focused on drawing. I’ve just set myself a reminder to draw something each day.
It’s taking me longer and longer to post these because the exercises I’m working on between classes are taking longer.
Last Wednesday, we finally got to work with paint. This is what I’d been waiting for.