Chickadee, Acrylic on Masonite, 24 in x 24 in
I havent painted since art school, i just felt i couldn’t paint at all, i hated everything i did. During a bout of depression, i suddenly picked up a brush and just started painting freehand. I blocked in the bird, then added tones in raw umber, and just added layers. Everything is not perfect and i like that. I dont want realism, i want a looser style and movement.
It did help a bit with the depression, but it never goes away, just abates.
A still life apple with limited palette.
Manets Pears, Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″
This was another class assignment to reproduce mayonnaise paintings of pairs in a monochrome color. You could choose between black or burnt umber. I kind of liked the greys so I chose black.
I am new to acrylic painting so using mediums is very difficult for me coming from an oils world. How are pellet consists of black and white acrylic colours I have a medium and a light or medium for extending the colours. We also got to try out and extender which made all the difference in the world for having a nice black background.
I got 100% on this and I’m pretty happy with it I don’t really have any skills with using a brush so I just worked out at meticulously until I got it to look what I thought the original painting looked like.
This is my attempt at Lino printing, where you carve into a rubber like plate. I did an eagle at first, but realized that the theme was Face in Space. I just drew whatever came to mind, no reference.
not my favourite medium, but it’s a first attempt. I couldn’t get the eyes right, which I pretty well destroyed so I used a pyrography tool and burned it.
The original name was “Wood Nymph with Conjunctivitis ” lol
This is our setup for still life drawings. I don’t have a photo of my final assignment, but will post later. It is really hard to draw from life!
We must use a method called sfumato… a smokey, hazy border rather than harsh lines. I haven’t mastered it yet, but you need a very light pencil to start it.
Egg, graphite pencil on Canson drawing paperMy first assignment is to draw an egg from life. Very different and challenging than from a photo! I got an 8/10 for this and that’s fine with me! My shadow wasn’t quite dark enough.
You start with an H pencil, then 2B then finally a 6B. No fingers or paper stubs allowed!
Yes, I cheat with a battery eraser 🙂