Category: Strathmore 500
More inky goodness
Margaret tahred from doing taxes all afternoon. Done and on their way. Thank goodness. Xoxoxo
From the River
Margaret xoxoxo from the rainy river.
Day 143 Paint brushes flew
300 lb Fabriano rough
Away to Dubrovnik Croatia paintalong with Vlad Yesilesev today. Great fun. Lots of mad painting. Vlad was funnier than usual today and he’s always funny. You really should join us.
The photo. Not much to look at as a photo is it?
The value sketch. Vlads. This is what we paint from.
First wash. Yellow Ochre alizarin cobalt and card red orange rooftops. Not much paint at all.
Heading down the sidewalk. Sky cerulean cobalt neutral tint and whatever else Vlad decided to toss into the mix.
More washes. Darker ones.
Adding browns and dioxzine purple.
Trees cad yw cobalt ultramarine yellow ochre burnt sienna neutral tint.
And more darks. Scratching out lines. Think I might take some of the purple out of the wall but not til tomorrow.
Wildly painting lines with my sword brush which worked fine today skimming out electric lines without a problem.
Some splatters for crepe Myrtle tree flowers.
Margaret who needs a nap now. Xoxoxox
Day 44 A Day in Provence with Vlad
Did a paint along with Vlad Yesilesev today. He will be doing some more. Think it’s a great format that lets what he says sink in. And you get a copy of the class to download. Some dummy didn’t get that 911. They expire after a couple of days. OPPPSEY. I Will do it this time. Using a 2B mechanical pencil we all do a value sketch under his tutelage. Lots of squinting.
Light washes of yellow ochre cobalt and dioxzine and alizarin.
First wash. Oopsey. Always leave holidays and then duh go back and repaint. That does NOT work on damp watercolor. You get blooms.
And opps forgot to take more photos duh. Next time.
Hugs Margaret. Xoxoxoxo
A undercover spy drawing if the teacher Sunday – Julio Reyes. Really a great class. They taught us everything they know about how to mix paint and prepare surfaces for egg tempera. He and Candace his wife poured their generous hearts into this class.
They gave us the biggest most detailed handout I have ever gotten in a class outside of college, provided all the materials but the painting panel continually going beyond what is normally done in any class I have taken. I highly recommend them. Too bad we don’t have a picture of the amazing paintings turned out in this class. Can’t wait to polish mine. Yes they taught us how to do that too with a piece of old silk scarf.
These are powdered pigments that I bought today at CityArt over in Columbia also known as Art Express on the internet. The owner Randy is great so I do like to buy from him when I can.
You mix these pigments with water and egg to make egg tempera. I couldn’t resist. Not quite the colors we used in class but they were there. Gamblins a great reliable company soooo I scooped them up. More about that tomorrow when I post Candace.
Margaret who has driven all over NC and SC in the past two days and is Tahred now. Xoxoxox
My friend who joined me while I painted. Did I tell you he tried to eat my Charles Reid Holbein palette. He likes expensive food. Rofl.
And then there was the poop. What is it with birds and their indiscriminate bathroom habits – aka go wherever. On my table. All over the floor. Yuck.
The green is made from cad yellow light and peacock blue. Makes a spring green. The reverse painting aka background makes the ibis pop. If I darkened it he would stand out even more.
Margaret packing to head for DC in the am. Xoxoxox
Day 1102 Its Saturday
I was busy torturing Ilaina today. Hard to soften the edges on the inexpensive strathmore bristol but the colors blend and mingle deliciously
Might be done? May get more backgroundAt second break Ilaina and I decided to try green for the background since there was a lot of red in the painting. Complimentary colors play well together.
Really like this one though I think I will add a bit more of the green apatite on the left.
Colors used flesh- Quin pink & raw sienna added dioxzone purple burnt sienna for shadows combined w Quin pink & raw sienna for shadows. Hair- sepia & ultramarine blue. Green apatite and Quin gold background. Ilaina said green was for her heart chakra. She is definitely a sweetheart.
First break forty minutes
The rest of the group!! Some great painting and sketching today.
Al Beyer huge oil
Tom Needham 12×18 wc
Nice oil by Bill
Jeremy’s beautiful one.
Love Katy Padgett’s charcoal and Pastel
Don’t know his name. But a great job.
Dawn. Sweet face. I even like the writing. Dawn takes beautiful photographs of Ilaina which you can see on instagram.
Bills very nice small oil.
Our boy Fred. Who else would drive to life modeling in an open converitable in 41 degree weather. Gotta love Fred!
Amy’s oil I think.
Beautiful pencil sketch but never found out who the lady was that did it.
A couple of the college kids drawing on the cold concrete floor. Ah youth.
And that’s it. Off to sew some more.
Margaret on a chilly Saturday in SC!
Day 1130. An oops
Can you figure out where I messed up?! The tall guy on the right. No idea how I did that. Thinking of painting over him with watercolor ground and having a redo.
As it is it’s unusable and I really like the rest of it. We shall see. So aggravating.
Ttyl margaret on Melt down. Xoxoxo