Glad to know someone reads my blog….this is Brenda Thompson’s painting of an entertainer friend. The photo was taken at night with bright lights producing lost edges…she did a great job painting the values needed to express the singer….
A good book on techniques, composition, and color. The use of bristle slanted burshs for washes. There are demonstrations on simplification of photographs for traditional or an idealized design. Great for beginners or seasoned painters…
Drips, runs, splatters of color with lost and found edges describes figures and landscapes published in this book. Problem solving solutions that every painter has encountered at least once. Charles is a master at contour drawing..
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Negative shapes are difficult for the beginner. This book includes exercises for painting and understanding the negative shapes for every painting. Using under paintings to start the process of finding a composition expands the creative mind.
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The Watercolorist’s Answer Book
From the basics to tips, techniques and painting demonstrations from several artist. Creating interesting compositions with line, shape and textures from photographs or value sketches.
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Luminous Watercolor – Spring Landscape
Sterling Edwards DVD
Mixing and painting landscape greens in a 4 step process seems to be a challenge to most but Sterling’s instruction is easy to follow. Sterling’s explanation of the reference photo is most helpful for future paintings.
Some painted on watercolor canvas…some aquabord…some paper….one painted a LARGE canvas. Donnie’s floral was the largest on canvas….her first canvas. Everyone painted their subject of choice and did a great job. This was the first for some o paint on canvas or aquabord, as the photograph shows…Brenda wasn’t crying..maybe melt down….great paintings, Ladies…
Yes…you read correctly….today in Lamesa drawings were critiqued then turned upside down for the first washes of color….after the paintings were dry…upside down again to add shadows and adjust the values. Final darks and calligraphy marks finished the paintings….great job ladies. This exercise helps to loosen a painting with lost and found edges with little regard for the drawing….below are some of the finished works…
What fun I had in Midland with 14 great painters…didn’t get enough photos. I need to tie the camera around my neck…for those candid shots..thanks ladies for a great week..The Palette Club is a group of active artist painting in diverse mediums. The Clubs programs each month give the members variety of mediums to expand their painting skills or explore another medium. Thanks to the Palette Club memebers.
Same drawing but four different painting expressions…..aren’t these great? All of the paintings where on the floor to dry and before I could get a shot some were picked up and framed….great job ladies….
Great workshop this passed week here in Lubbock with 14 eager participants itching to wet a brush. Vignettes took center stage and all 14 took that challenge and ran with it. Great paintings were produced and I never close a workshop without students probably teaching me more than I do them…here are a few of those eager painters….