This was a challenge getting the lights lighter and darks darker and keep the tones and values distinctly blended. It was fun to try to get the sky captured in the water and the variations in the mountains surrounding the water.
Friday, August 19, 2016
This was a great idea of Donna Downey's, to duplicate one of her floral paintings using washi tape. I did my best with what I had. It was a fun venture and the results aren't bad. But most of all it was a great lesson in thinking outside of the box and loosely interpreting the inspiration piece verses a strict interpretation.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Patina pages on textured wallpaper boarder. This was fun to combine paints to get the patina and copper colors. The texture paper really allows the paints to get into nooks and crannies which makes the paper look like old copper. It was simple and fun to make.
I finally finished my first abstract landscape practice page. This was an incredible challenge for me, but it was a good one. I learned a lot about color values and blending acrylics, just the tip of the iceberg. I will be completing this on panels so there will be more, and hopefully better.