Another morning with Sterling Edwards – trees this time.
And with a mat.
Just a quick warmup painting along with Mr Sterling Edwards. Hard to watch and paint at the same time. He goes an awfully lot faster than I do and I think I’m pretty quick. Got some good practice in with the rigger brush – I’ve learned to steady my hand when I start with my little finger. Somehow it makes the whole stroke go in the intended direction.
Distant trees are a bit too purple and hardly any of them are vertical which makes things look a bit odd
The final painting. (Edit: No more fur for a while – this is just demoralizing)
After soliciting requests from James about subject matter he suggested dogs and rummaged around on the internet to find a photo. I found this very difficult – fur is hard and dark fur is very hard. On top of that there wasn’t much variation in the coat to suggest form or texture. But, a request is a request.
The preliminary sketch – looking promising.
The first attempt. Oh dear – what happened?
Take two. Now this is a bit better. Still not really happy though. Add dogs to my list of nemeses (can you have more than one nemesis?)
It’s the start of the month and the WetCanvas challenge is up. Quite pleased although I couldn’t work out how to do those pink bobbly ones.
I might try this again and loosen it up a bit.
The CCAE (Cambridge Center for Adult Education) where I go for my art classes is requesting drawings from students. I started this in pen as a possible submission. As it wasn’t going well I thought I’d try and improve it with some wash. It didn’t. Back to the drawing board.