Might have too many hard edges. Will see what my fav two critics say.
Portrait Society of America is currently meeting in Atlanta and running live streams on their Facebook page. The paint out TH a nite was awesome. 12 portrait painters painting four models live. Here’s the link.
Also a link to last years winners here. Tonite we think they will live stream this years winners.
Where’s my glass of wine? Kicking myself for not going. Darn it.
Colors used Ultramarine cobalt Thalo lemon yellow cad red alizarin titanium white.
I noticed that my liquified seemed to have dried out much more than the more expensive golden paints.
The brushes. Used a lot of those dirt cheap house painting brushes. Make great grass like marks.
Everyone needs one of these. It opens any jar or better yet tubes of paint. Opens the small to the large size. My youngest son said he wanted to inherit mine. I found them at Publixs in the kitchen section during the pandemic. He was thrilled when I gave him his.
Go buy one. You will be glad you did.
Quitting for now because it’s annoying me greatly!!
About 15×15″ rough Fabriano 300# mixed media. Goauche Watercolor and pastel.
Who would have thought that would ever be a combo you would use together but LOVED the technique the speed and the splashy fun.
Spring bluebells at Castle Howard
Got a little carried away making lines with my sword brush but who knew it made those long splatter marks. Load a sword brush with a lot of paint and water and sling it and you get stripey lines like on the bottom right.
I had my splatter all over the floor feeling my inner Jackson Pollack and the tv and the table and goodness knows where I will find it.
Cobalt and alizarin I think. Oh and cerulean. This was just using a regular brush making lines rolling it. Who knew you could roll a paint brush to make marks?!
Adding greens by making them. Viridian and yellows for the green more splattering and slinging paint
Adding pastel to the trees abs blue and green pastel to make shadows and marks. Then white gouache mixed with yellow. Last thing I added was some cheap Joe’s American Journey sky blue mixes with white gouache. I may go back and add some Andrew’s turquoise mixed with white gouache too and some blue & purple pastel. Maybe
If you ever get a chance to take a class from Robert Dutton do. The man is a wild man with ideas popping out of him like a pot boiling over. Taking a three hour class from him next week. Can’t wait. Had to order some new soft pastels for it from Amazon because we don’t have an art supply store anymore. 😩😩
Probably done. Half sheet hot press fluid 140# A little on the dark side.
The photo for inspiration
Laying out the pens to give you an idea of where you are going. I wish I had tipped my pens more well the ones for the light and the statues. Would have made it wonkier. Maybe I will do another tomorrow .
Initial sketch with a tombow. 65 grey I think.
Inking with a .3 and .1 one permanent fine liner.
Watercolor wash. Prussian blue dioxzine purple cad yellow abs raw umber.
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
Did Draw with me yesterday with Danny Gregory on YouTube. We were drawing our houses without looking at them.
This is my house. Might have a redraw since I didn’t draw the woods in front of the house. Bytw I call the stairs the stairway to heaven. The house is on stilts because it’s on the Flood zone of the Savannah River and there are plenty of stairs inside and out.
Drawn with a micro Uniball and painted w watercolor in a stillman and birn alpha journal.
Margaret who has an urge to paint a black bear. Xoxoxox
So relaxing after that abomination yesterday. This is on some Arches 280# cold press.Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev
the Value sketch.
No of the drawing. But this is mostly the first washes. Was not thrilled with the sky wash which went streaky. Though I have had this arches for a while I don’t know that I have ever run a wash on it.
Adding bushes on the right which I swear looks like a huge pothos aka philodendron plant.
Lots of splattering on this one. I love to splatter.
Wires were fun to do too.
Painting the bougainvillea was way too much fun. Splattering the wet greenery with alizarin then cad red. Love to splatter. I think I like watching the colors interact when they are splattered. I might be a latent pointillist like Seurat.
Cad red added to the bougainvillea. FUN!!
Love the lush purpley dark of the alizarin under the cad red splatters. Wet on wet. Yum
I darkened the sky w cobalt Andrews turquoise and dioxzine purple.
And done for now. Have already started a fix it list like
What’s up with the guys pants hanging so low.
Touch up the upper lantern.
And somehow get the light on one of the rear buildings back.
OH Cobblestones on the Calle aka street.
And I am sure there will be more. I know take the tape off. Hahahahaha and
Try some washes on scrap arches 280.
Dark down the hill. Will make the top of the street pop.
Everything I don’t want. I painted on the back of the last and it took so long to draw I didn’t want to start over drawing on the right side. Think I should have. This back of the Fabriano rough 300 just sucked up paint. No matter how dark it looked going on it always dried lighter.
I did end up drawing another on my old reliable Fluid. Only it’s not rough. More about that later.
The sketch and the photo
This one done in Waterlogue would have been better than mine.
First wash oops forgot abt the sunlit street. Sigh
Do you know what’s wrong with mine?? Too many hard edges nowhere near enough soft ones.
Sky wash done.
And now. The palms and the biker are too dominate too. Just an awful painting. What was I thinking of painting those palms on the right so dead black?! 😵😵😵
But I have started another. It already looks better than this one. Painting faster this time.
Margaret who might do something easy like sew or clean tomorrow. Xoxoxox
The other half of the dynamic duo that taught us this weekend. What a sweet heart and so talented. Can’t wait to see them both again next time.
I drew both of their sketches when they were standing mere feet from me. I think Candace looks a bit older than she does in real life. She’s glowingly 7 months pregnant but that didn’t slow her down a bit.
Everytime I see that delicious nude she painted on the first page of her website I wish I had bought the one she brought to class to sell. It just glowed. That’s what tempera does when it’s complete and polished.
Well I have completed my order of pigments from Natural pigments Wonder if I will like stirring up my own paints?! Something new in art I haven’t tried. Also need to finish my painting and polish her. Maybe tomorrow.
If not when I return from Daufuskie. Margaret ready for bed. Xoxoxox