Five of us have been working this week with a Dutch artist. It is great to spend all day every day painting. I am learning to use acrylics. Here is what we did the first day:
We were to bring one of our paintings along but we didn’t know what for. It turned out our teacher had us make a little frame and place it on our painting, looking for something harmonious in composition and colour. Then we took what was in this little rectangle, about 2×3 inches and painted on this large paper, not sure of the size, something like 36×48 cm. Mine was extracted from what I did on July 14th. Some of our works looked better turned another way. This was the case with mine which I had done horizontally–it works better vertically as you see it here, second row on the left. The one on the first row in the middle was turned 90° left and became a woman with hair down her back. One person is working in pastels (first row, left).
Here is Tuesday’s work:
Here is some of yesterday’s work:
Here is what I did today:
This is the first time I have painted on canvas. I am having a lot of fun with knives and getting a feeling for the brushes, but still feel quite awkward. It is not the same as watercolours at all, except ultramarine blue and burnt umber still make a nice black.