Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
I like switching between the different painting/drawing media - oil, charcoal, acrylic and today - watercolor. K I S S of course.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
"Heritage Truck 2"
This old truck seems to be moved about the grounds of Heritage Acres on Vancouver Island.
I like its faded beauty. Once upon a time it was a really useful pickup to someone.
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Friday, June 15, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
"Trevor"Trevor sat for us at Goward House today. We gather on a Tuesday for three hours each week. Each artist can invite a sitter to pose for the small group of about a dozen portrait painters. It's darn good exercise, we develop the eye and the lessons learned do visit upon other genres such as landscapes and still lifes. Of course the sitter gets to chose a painting of herself/himself to take home by way of thanks for sitting for us.
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Saturday, June 09, 2012
"Walking the Dog"
Who is walking whom? The owner? Hmmm-- anyway it's great to be out together in the morning sunlight.
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Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Sunday, June 03, 2012
Charles Hawthorne (1872 - 1930) says use a blunt knife to paint then paint something that is NOT PRETTY. So I chose this good-looking John Deere
tractor, not my usual flowers.
He says avoid drawing, just put a spot of colour in the right place then another CORRECT value and colour next to it. I did everything he told me:
I missed my brush and I missed my drawing and I used an awful lot of acrylic paint but had FUN - just like he said I would....it was a useful study and I learnt a lot by reading "Hawthorne on Painting.".
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