Monday, April 19, 2021

Still At It


I have a lot to learn and a long way to go but I'm enjoying the journey and realizing that each thing I paint, no matter how unsatisfactory, had taught me something.

I tried one of the exercises in this little book -- a path through a bluebell wood. Mine falls far short but I got to practice using masking fluid, spattering, and making shadows.


Then I tried working from one of my photos.

Yikes. This is a travesty. Need to make it less like a snow storm and more like a riot of apple blossoms. More shading in all those blossoms. Oh dear.

This may be a time to bail out and start afresh. Not like oils and acrylics--you can't just keep layering. 

As I said, each picture is a learning opportunity.


 

7 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Good stuff. Keep on having fun.

Barbara Rogers said...

Wonderful starts...keep on keeping on. Let each exercise take you to a new place of understanding!

Sandra Parshall said...

If it's fun and relaxing, that's the whole point. Don't turn it into a job!

Mary Maupin said...

I agree with Sandra Parshall. And—I’m glad you have the necessary glass of wine. Caution: don’t accidentally use it to clean your brush, your paintings are nice 👍🏼

Marcia said...

You are doing really well. I like your bluebell painting.

JudyB said...

Yes, the tree looks a bit snowy, but your depiction of the blue bench and forsythia is lovely. I'm thinking of Georgette Heyer's writings and the time when all well-educated young ladies could sing, play an instrument and paint in watercolor.

Thérèse said...

You are more than ready for a sketchbook Vicki!