(Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – Trying Something New

A little bonus (& maybe I'm cheating a little)... I printed out the b&w photo of my shot and placed it near my canvas to remind me of the contrasts... I'm supposed to paint only from observation, but this should help with that too. Now, I have to pick my 3-colour palette! Oh, boy! I … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – Trying Something New

(Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – Visualizing The Process

With and without being aware of it, I am always visualizing the process of making. I tend to be constantly thinking about it. I paint, sculpt, write, and make forever in my mind... sometimes even while I'm making something else. I don't know if other artists work this way, but this daydreaming, this fantasizing, this … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – Visualizing The Process

(Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – Setting-up the new model

The teacher has stepped up the challenge once again and now we need to make the painting with only three colours... not analogous... whatever style... YIKES! TALK ABOUT OPEN DIRECTIVES!!! Throughout the calls I kept filling with the composition and decided to add some dropped cloth and remove some elements. I kept wondering if I … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 3rd Still-life Project – 3-Colour Palette – Setting-up the new model

(Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still-life Project – Limited Palette – Good, for now…

We had the Zoom-class group critique on this one and I got really great feedback (& kudos... gotta love those kudos!!!). I got the depth, tension, and contrasts... the transitions between the red to yellow worked well and the teacher liked the way I used the in-between tones to capture volume. This was an enriching … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still-life Project – Limited Palette – Good, for now…

(Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still-life Project – Limited Palette – Taking Shape

I was doubtful about this one, but I am still able to build up the volume from only two colours to play with. It takes a little more time, perhaps, but it's taking shape. I have to step away from it to see what I'm doing. I don't usually have to do that, so this … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still-life Project – Limited Palette – Taking Shape

Working In Fibres from Home – Where I’m at so far…

Ok, so it was a rocky start... the teacher is super motivated, incredibly knowledgeable, and ridiculously enthusiastic! In fact, she has curated nearly 8 readings a week, shared many alternate recipes for all things related natural dyes, and prepared multiple video-demos. If I was a Fibres major with nothing but fibres to think about, I'd … Continue reading Working In Fibres from Home – Where I’m at so far…

(Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still-life Project – GULP! Limited Palette Angst! – First Steps…

Reminder: My palette is: Yellow, Yellow-Orange, Orange, Orange-Red, Red. That's it! None of my old tricks will work here... No white... No black! Yikes!!! To complicate things, the teacher very elegantly said that we will be learning about volume, shape, then all I heard was a buzzing form of AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGG!!!! My head went into a … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still-life Project – GULP! Limited Palette Angst! – First Steps…

(Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still Life Project – The Set-Up

This should be an interesting challenge... I'm just not sure I'm going to enjoy it... yet. The teacher called it Analogous Colour Palette. We need to pick a primary colour (Red, Yellow, or Blue) and with a total of five colours, pick connected colours on the colour wheel. I chose red as my primary colour... … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 2nd Still Life Project – The Set-Up

(Home) – Studio Painting – 1st Still Life Project – Good for now…

So, this is where I'm stopping on this one, pending the class critique (constructive feedback) this week. I may simply abandon it and move on to the next project... mainly because I am taking mental notes on the process and really dislike continuing past my gut instinct of end points. I'm not hearing a loud … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 1st Still Life Project – Good for now…

(Home) – Studio Painting – 1st Still Life Project – Comparing

Sorry for the odd shot. It just felt fun to take this perspective and give you only a taste of what the final piece looks like compared to the model. I added the highlighting with titanium white only... well, with some water to thin out the paint and make various layers of paint. Stay tuned … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 1st Still Life Project – Comparing