Did Drawing with Danny on YouTube today hoping he would get my engine going. All things obsolete. Bet I could draw another page.
Drawn with a pentel brush pen and colored w Caran d’ache neocolor ii. Stillman and birn alpha.
Been madly knitting. Some for birthdays. Some just because who doesn’t like red socks to warm your toes. And then there’s my son the lawyer who wanted grey. What?!! That’s no fun!!
Taking a class with Keiko Tanabe next week. Should be fun. Also one with Ian Fennelly. Both on shopkeeparty website id you would like to take a class with them. A lot of YouTube videos too which are free.
Old town Havana Fabriano 300 lb rough paper which I have decided I now hate. It kept holding edges. Put paint on and there was a hard edge. What the heck. It’s not suppose to do that at $16 a sheet. This is a half sheet.
Vlad’s value sketch.
The drawing and what a pain it was.
First washes just three colors yellow ochre alizarin and cobalt blue.
A Torbie aka tiger cat w orange on it. Took an online zoom class with Liz Chaderton on shopkeeparty.com the photo
Tacking the paper down. A half sheet of Kilimanjaro 300. Have to order more from cheap Joe’s.
The drawing You would think as many cats as I have drawn this would be a piece of cake. Nope.
The palette opera rose, perlene maroon, gamboge, Quin gold, Thalo blue, Cheap Joe’s Andrew’s turquoise, and ultramarine blue. My fine mister spray bottle.
The eye first. Painting wet on wet. Keeping the edges wet so they won’t get hard edge.
Starting to look like a cat. Trying to keep those edges wet. Eeek
painting fast w an 8 sable to keep the edges soft. A fine spray mister to soften edges of ears.
Almost done. Adding the dark layer.
Touch up time and then add whiskers with negative painting and white gouache using my saber brush. Hmm I actually used my loosely goose brush from cheap Joe’s a skinny saber brush.
So far for now. Let’s see what I think in the am.
Big thanks to That’s What Friends are For for $30 certificates to spay neuter and rabies shots for the kitties and to Dr Bagshaw and his fantastic staff at Edgefield Veterinary Services for doing the job for that price. I took them some fresh home made banana bread. Still have to catch one of the tigers and take her.
Margaret whose kitties are mad at her since she had them neutered yesterday. Three sore tummies and one sore bottom. Ouchie. Xoxoxo
Always wondered how people paint juicy wet on wet so did a demo today with Liz Chaderton who has several classes here. Shopkeepeasy.com
Update: closer to the finish line. Below before I lifted the blue blob on left of the cats chest:
Himalayan 140 cp so far. Going to lift off some of the Thalo blue under her chin.
Painted with three colors. Thalo blue Hematite violet abs neutral tint. That’s it. Size 8 brush and a box cutter to scrape out whiskers.
Before I lifted some color out and add some color in. Going after the other blue spot under her chin after a nap. Woke up at five despite a Zyrtec which knocks me out for the whole day.
Had to be ready to paint by 9. Since I signed up abt 10 pm least nite after the Zyrtec I was NOT ready. Finished episode two of Black Narcissus on FX and Hulu an amazing BBC show, remake of a 1937 mystery film with Deborah Kerr back then. Also a 1934 best seller be Rumer Godden. Kerr’s better known for the King and I with Yul Bryner. Now I am wondering if the original is on my fav channel YouTube. Where else can you watch fix it shows baking shows art shows and old lost movies??
Margaret whose exhausted from get allergy attack last nite. Xoxoxo
Drawing Van Goghs The Room with Danny Gregory. Always a fun activity on YouTube. Low pressure. Everyone yaks away via chat while Danny yaks. Last about an hour. He’s always relaxing.
As to The Room. Drawn with Caran d’ache neocolor ii which are crayons that turn into watercolors. I wet them with my fingers aka finger painted. I was too lazy to get up and find a brush so I stuck my fingers in my nearby water glass and smeared the color around.
Did u know the actual painting has turned purple. Some reaction to the underpaintings color. Oops Vincent what happened?!
I really like it now. Marking this one DONE. I even signed it. As we say when painting in Aiken it’s done if you signed it. Actually we say it’s not done til it’s signed but this one. Is.
Detail of the foreground water. More
Yesterday. I added a lot of black in the focal point. More shadows along the bottom of the buildings. Darkened the water into an L shape. Painted the roof oranger. Added highlights to the focal point and the water with white gouache. Oh and I lightened the grey stones on left. Added more green to the water. I think that’s it.
Really not a lot but in the right place adds drama.