Aother week with Misty's class. I am learning so much! First of all I am working larger, 15" x25" for the Nest Nymph. I love combining charcoal and pencil into my paintings. I used gesso and pounced all over the surface to get that white mottled look. The second portrait I used really bright, brilliant purples and yellows, a palette that is very foreign to me, but I like the colors, although a painful process but worth it. I think it will get easier.
Friday, January 27, 2012
I am loving this class. I am really stretching myself, especially with painting flowers using heavy layers of acrylics. I prefer painting in watercolors but I am really enjoying the process of layering with acrylics. The paintings go through so many stages, sometimes hidious stages! I want to then stop and start over, but with this process I try to stay with it till I like it and what a ride that is! I am definitely growing as a painter.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I am taking Misty Mawn's online class Open Studio . Here is the link http://mistymawn.typepad.com/open_studio_space/. It is one of the best classes I have ever taken and we just finished week one. The amount of information and wonderful videos is just beyond what I ever expected. I have always been a very cautious painter. Trying to paint so delicate. I decided I was going to be brave and just jump in and be expressive! It is so cool when you can let go and be damned about the results! She keeps saying 'just stay with it', even when you are at a stage in the painting where it looks sloppy,VERY sloppy. Normally when something starts looking sloppy I STOP! Not with this class. I don't know if I will always approach a painting this way, but now I have an option. Way cool!!