Excited to say, I’ve got a new painting (the lamp one) underway. I’m well into the underpainting. (I decided to go traditional and use raw umber and ultramarine blue for that.)
On the subject of underpainting, I watched this the other day. I knew it wasn’t good to mix too much water with acrylic, and that you could use a medium instead, but I didn’t know about airbrush medium. I’ll have to try it.
Some really quick tonal sketches I did in preparation for a painting I’m going to do. (I previously did a pencil drawing.) They’re pretty rough, but I found the exercise helpful—and fun. I did them to try to decide on an underpainting colour, but they were also good sketching-with-a-brush and value practice. I like theContinue reading “More lamp practice”
This Wednesday just been (1 April) was our final Beginning to Draw & Paint class at Browne. It was meant to be on abstraction, but because we’d moved to Zoom and it would’ve been tricky to teach by video, Matthew decided to continue with the previous week’s subject of transcription and analysis.
The latest episode of the Learn to Paint podcast with Mark Eanes was a great lesson on colour. Although I’m still struggling with this, I found this article from Seattle Artist League on blocking in helpful. Some good example images.