A fantastic WC member suggested that i might like to try something more complicated. Now I’m not convinced, however to have a play (and because I know I am not always right) I decided to have a go.
Here is what i came up with
hmmmmm what to paint
Having got my current painting to a stage where it really needs to dry between each minor adjustment. I need a new project. Also as my art classes have finished till end of January, i don’t want to work on it without my tutor’s help. So i’m starting some new projects to keep me occupied and to practice what i have learnt the past four weeks.
here are some greyscale images of what i am playing with.
Ignore the background, that will be plain, you can just see the back of the chair under the sheet. That wont be there in the painting.
I have just taken out about a cm from the middle of the picture, ignore the messy break
I quite like this one?? Opinions
Also again, i have taken a cm out of this picture, Which i would have to edit out of the painting. I like this composition better.
It needs to work next to the pear painting I have started.
ANYONE HAVE AN OPINIONS ON THE COMPOSITION??
I wish that i had a better camera to take better photos, but i don’t so these will have to do.
Here are the results from my second and third oil painting class. Please remember that these are still not finished. Also honestly trying to photograph a wet oil painting is horrible!!!
Remind me not to try again.
Here they are, I have decided to do two copies of every painting so i can really practice the techniques and improve. Hopefully.
As you can see, the photo above shows what the painting looked like before i glazed in the colour.
To do the glazes i was using liquol and transparent colours, except when i needed white for the highlights. From this first painting, i have learnt that the while can dull down and make the painting muddy. In future efforts i need to be more careful with the while paint.
Other than that, considering this is my first attempt at oils in class, i think this is a good start. There are still many more layers to go on the pears yet however. Will keep you posted on how it goes.
Here is my first efforts at my first oil painting lesson. It is burnt umber, raw sienna and white on a canvas board.
It is an underpainting and will be done in colour eventually.
1st oil painting
So I have now been to two art classes. Having a play at home, i decided to draw a bowl of fruit. As we have been drawing fruit in class I thought this was appropriate.
Here are my first efforts.
My first drawing from art class
Can’t wait till next week. I am starting an actual painting in painting class. Only a painting of a pear. I have a feeling i’ll be drawing and painting pears for a while….lol
I’ll keep you posted.