Some apples that Alex brought from a tree at his mother's house in NC and a guava(?) from the grocery store. Once I sketched these in I had to go sit down - it had been so new to me and took so much concentration that I was shaky!
I have a long way to go but I am going. For this 4"x4" I mixed the colors from a basic palette of two yellows, one warm and one cooler, two reds (same), two blues(again warmer and cooler) and white. I have previously used more colors and have a drawer full but learning to mix what I need is part of the challenge.
I see all the errors on this, I think, but if you want to critique, have at it. I won't get mad and will most likely learn something!
All is well and all will most certainly be well!
If anyone actually reads this, I thank you for your attention!
I have been painting for a while now and have learned a lot from my teacher, Sandra Paynter Washburn. Sandy is a very good artist and teacher who is generous with her talent, time and appreciation. You couldn't ask for anyone who to be more willing to give you help and encouragement or to set a better example of professionalism. That said, I have decided to take a different tack for at least a while. There is another style of painting that I want to try and I am working on learning from internet and print sources until I can find a short class to take. Sandy probably knows how to paint this style but it is not hers and I will not ask her to take time away from what she does so well and from the others in the class to help me.
I will be making many small paintings as I learn this style and try to find my way and I intend to post them here every day or so. The posts will be very short - the painting and a few words. I…
Yesterday morning it was a cup, and then it wasn't. That was after I knocked it off the "stage" where I set up the still life in order to paint it. I was rearranging things and went behind to adjust the paper at the back, forgetting that a cup was in the corner until I heard the crash. Whoops! It kinda made me sick, but it is only a (previously was a) cup.
The set up in process. At least two cups weren't broken!
The shards. Not my best painting but I just couldn't get excited about it!
I have a busy weekend, one that will most likely not include painting, so I will get back to this next week
All is well and all will be well,