Ten minute pose
Ten minute pose
Maybe I am on a roll?!
First up 2 min gesture sketches done w Caran d’ache neocolor ii on a big sheet of newsprint. 8×24”
On the whole I like it but feel it’s a little light. I will sleep on it and decide. Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev
Margaret all in for tonite. Michael’s tomorrow for some fixative I hope. Otherwise waiting til I go to Blick this weekend.
On the Farm down Florida way. Arches 280 cp. Nice paper. Scratches so well. Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev
Vlad’s value sketch.
My sketch. Did get tired of drawing a jillion little cows and all those legs. 😜 My dad used to joke to us on trips to count the cows by counting their legs and dividing by 4. That was the best part of drawing a jillion cows. Remembering the joke.
First wash. Cobalt cad yellow alizarin dioxzine cad orange yellow ochre
My cows are too light I think. We shall see.
Painting the background trees. Still using the same colors and burnt sienna and umber.
So I painted my cows a little darker grey. Cobalt yellow ochre and alizarin dioxzine mix. That mix will give you all kinds of grey.
Greens mixed with cad yellow cobalt and indigo. Oh and cobalt teal on water tubs.
Think this one is different but I can’t tell. Shadows under white spots? NOPE. Since these are Holstein cows painted lots and lots of grey and blackish spots made with that same grey mix. I think I added ultramarine and a dab of alizarin to mine.
Cows up close.
And adding in the foreground tree. Once again that green mix on the grey side.
Can I put my feet up now?!
Verdict out on this one. I know u are tired of that line but maybe I will like it better in the am. Usually do.Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev
Still first wash on sky and boat.
Background trees washed in.
Done for tonite.
Margaret watching kitties play. Xoxoxo
Another wild paint along with Vlad. Can’t wait for the next one Sunday. Painting boats. Love boat paintings
10×15″ Kilimanjaro 300#. I decided to use Kilimanjaro to see if it scraped like the nasty arches did.
The Arches scrapes great to do leaves, branches or grass. Maybe it will scrape for boat lines. Or I can use my dads antique arches that’s probably 20 years old. I know it scrapes great.
The photo. Kind of a nothing photo don’t you think except nice sunny light, umbrellas and a beautiful old building.
The value sketch
First wash- the water stage
Colors growing. Aka more first wash. Umbrellas really orange but odd it looks so red in this photo.
The second darker washes more pigment. The tea stage.
The last layers. Lots of milk. Aka thicker paint. I think mine moving be too thick.
And the way it is now. Kinda wishing I had not added the Browns and the grey trees on the left. Sometimes I get up in the morning and like them a lot better. We shall see right?!
Had fun drawing all over it with my white gel pen zip zip and always solid unlike white gouache.
Margaret ready for bed but has to watch one more episode of Schitts creek-my current binge. Soooo funny on Netflix’s. Watch more than one before you pass judgement. Xoxoxox
Spend the pandemic than virtual painting travel with Vlad Yesilesev
St. Martin du Mont
Almost done. Had to put my light pole back in. Oopsey.
Before I scraped the light pole in.
This paper loves to be scraped. Not sure what it is. Thinking 300# Kilimanjaro cold press.
I scratched the pole in with an xacto knife point. Doesn’t leafs work well but this paper loves it. I don’t like the way the same knife acts on Fabriano or arches.
Vlads value sketch
The sketch which I kept rearranging.
Cad yellow and red, cobalt, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, Alizarin with a little dioxzine purple and a grey mix of those. Aka stir up your palette. Some yellow ochre gold.
Orange roofs added. Cad red and yellow
Dark greens added. Neutral tint, yellow, cobalt, and vandyke brown for tree green. Scraped wit a chunk of old credit card. Greys are palette soup.
Windows added. Cad red yellow and dioxzine purple. Cheap Joes turquoise on grey car windows.
Tree alizarin dioxzine purple and neutral tint shadow.
End of class
And now w the light post scraped out.
Zoe guarding my painting.
Back to my scarf. Only about 3 feet long now.
Margaret w her feet up xoxoxo
Today’s painting. Mellow Mushroom On Broad St. – FOR SALE 10×15” watercolor
Might be done. We shall see. Course I say that all the time so could be I will change it by this time tomorrow.
I started it a few weeks ago. So glad I can scratch it off my to do list. I should always have an espresso in the am. Get so much more done. House squeaky clean and a new painting. Not bad for one days work.
I also worked on Dubrovnik some more. Tried to take some of the purple put of the wall. And wipes out some color on the right. I might need to wipe out some more. Who knows. It ak be done when it’s done right?! Lifted the handle of the par with some tape and a sea sponge.
Wipes out the signs dark shadow with the tape sponge trick and the black shadow under the truck.
Those two black shadows under the truck and around the sign screamed look at me. As did that white shirt on the girl in the foreground that had to go too.
Margaret contentedly tired but who needs to do her Powerplate xoxoxo
I worked on making the people walk in different directions. I think they look better now. Added a lot darks. A few more lamp posts. A flag. Darkened the church towers. Lots of darks. And a few highlights.
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Got this lovely treat Paris in The Rain by Vlad Yesilesev in the mail today. When I looked at it I realized I needed to go a lot darker with my blacks. And whiter w my whites so today I cheated and used masking fluid to reserve some whites.
Margaret Xoxoxox worn out from speed painting.