Just this past week I discovered that my grant application had been accepted! It was with the Greater Columbus Arts Council for art supplies. My project is titled Fantastical Columbus (in case you hadn't guessed) and involved me painting landscapes around the city. In each one there will be sponge bit of science fiction/fantasy. I'm not expecting it to be ground breaking but it will expand my skill set, as the paintings will be larger than I typically work. What this means fo
This would have been posted yesterday, but I realized I had forgotten toadd the detail to the yellow scarf. Halfway to work I realized that, ha. So last night when I got home I finished it. And then I dove into the next one... The pencil sketch.. This is where I left it today. So let me know what you think, and take care.
Here it is at the middle of the weekend. The main washes were done just going back in with smaller washes/glazes. This is where I left it last night, mostly details. Really loving this, but still looking forward to the next one!
Here is where I currently am with my Chicago urban landscapes. That watercolor is still basically the first layer. During the work week, painting time is at a premium. Also allowing for areas to dry so as not to merge with neighboring sections. Next are the two preparatory sketches, the one on the right is ready to go. The one to the is still in progress. Hopefully I can show you some completion tomorrow!
Since my earlier post about my chart I realized I had not explained how I managed it. Technically, if I had mixed colors only once, it should have formed a triangle. Each mixed color appears twice, the first instance mixed "normally" and the second I tried to water it down. My watered down colors didn't turn out the way I had hoped. That's alright because was a just for fun and top see how it worked. I'll try it again when I have a set of artist quality paints to use. Until t
This past weekend, my family and I visited Chicago and took lots of pictures. I didn't paint while I was there, now that the dust has settled I am working from the photos. This first layer is all washes, using a number 10 round. I started with a basic pencil sketch, as a quick guide to where everything is. This is where I left off today, making sure to get at least a bit done each day. When I get a break at work, I've been getting the pencils straight on the next one. Fingers
While combating depression and trying to keep my life on track, I decided to try putting together a color mixing chart. I just used my Reeves watercolors that I have hadfor fifteen years or more. Nineteen different colors, making a total of 361 colored splotches. It was a bit of work but also a lot of fun. Anyone out there have experience with this, send me a message. Later folks.