Let’s paint an owl I said. I love painting owls I said. They’re really fun! Oh boy, oh boy what a toughie. I’d forgotten how hard all those delicate markings were and this almost ended up in the bin. But I continued on he finally came together. A few fixes needed tomorrow but not too shabby overall.
Yesterday was session two in Paul Foxton’s Threads workshop. I should put a word in for this if you want to learn the ins and outs of color and value. He’s a great teacher and each session is enormous fun. I’ve learned a lot and had a great time doing it. And all for $20 a month!
I’ll probably refine this a little more tomorrow. That handle is annoying me. Here it is next to the photo reference.
Actually I don’t think I posted the previous intermediates. Here they are.
This is a recurring subject for me and why not? It’s a fabulous building and this time it was for a class demo. Not entirely happy with the greens although I tried to restrain them quite a bit but on the whole I’m happy.
In classes it’s buildings for both sessions. First a castle (above) and then Marlborough Baptist Church. For all the gory detail see the video below.
So what do you think of this? I can’t decide. We started this in class but I hadn’t realized how hard this was and there was a vote to abandon it. I finished it off yesterday and can’t work out whether I really like it or think it’s terrible.
Still wrestling with the oils and doing a couple of still life studies with Paul Foxton’s Threads group. Slowly getting there.
Edit: Slightly tweaked version above. Original 3 hour study below.
Wow oil painting is slow. I was painting along with
this afternoon and this took me 3 hours! Still work to do on it but it’s a good start.