Working quickly on this one. Immediately got the eomoetry right with little trouble.Continue reading
I still make mistakes with proportions early on in a picture. It’s annoying because I’d like to avoid making them.
On the plus side- I tried working without the reference for a while to concentrate on thinking in colour. I may do a bit more on this one.
The challenge here is to tease out details from an old school photo. Many photos taken in this way tens to be almost monochrome. There is a single colour of varying skin tone in the photo, another for shirt, hair and so on. My job, apart from the usual is to tease out colour where there is tone.
Finished, I like this one and, as a bonus, it took less time than the others.Continue reading
Water, colour temperature and tonal drama- old themes for me.
This not my own paint, I was visiting and found some.old but good quality Cryla Galleria paint in the garage. The range of colours is very narrow and the white is very lumpy. Nonetheless, it gives interesting texture for free.
With the DofE season about to start, I fancy taking a set of acrylics for campsite evenings. They need to be small tubes and a selection that I’ll actually use.
- Titanium white
- Burnt umber
- Cadmium orange
- Pthalo blue
- Cerulean blue
- Rose madder
- (Pthalo green?),
Sketchbook acrylic painting onto a prepared page ( gesso + pale ground)
Bouyed up by reaction from the Y11s, I’m raising the pace slightly and started another. Half term is coming too.
Looking back at old sketchbooks, they were terrible. They were rushed and flat. No more than underpainting really. So now I’m trying to find how far I can go. In previous years, I’d work out an idea then swap to oil.