This is another local scene from the Tower Hill Botanic Garden which is well worth a visit although we always seem to be there just before or just after a big display of color. Loved this stone urn though.
Not as successful as the previous one I don’t think but I did enjoy this enormously. Sometimes you just need a bit of color.
This came out rather well I think. I love the texture on the statue and the muted colors. I’m getting behind so they’re coming thick and fast right now. Helps in some ways as you don’t worry too much over detail.s
Well this was meant to be a quick and easy one but it didn’t turn out that way. It’s great on these daily paintings to try new things but that also means the failure rate increases.
Another one from the archives and a view of the very popular Motif #1 that has a bit more compositional interest than most. As usual I’m not sure about this. I’m rushing these in order to get them done in one day so there’s some areas that I should have thought through more. But on the whole it hangs together well.
Something rather subdued today. Lots of very close values. It is a surprisingly tricky view to paint and I’m fairly happy with it.
No intermediates today. Completely forgot.
Well this is a little better I think. This view is from a visit to Ogunquit a few years ago. I like the big sweep of rocks and snow with the house right at the top. The rocks were a bit of a challenge but it all came together.
Lisa provided us with a great photo for class. Lots of opportunity for texture and values. A lot was done wet in wet which gives you a bit more time to create the foreground effects. Pretty happy with this although I might just tweak the foreground values a little tomorrow to create more of a lead in.
A little tough this one and we battled through it in class. The aim was to break down a pretty complex scene into large areas of similar value to create a good value design but keeping it representational.
For anyone interested there’s a video of the final stages.
Trying out a value study for one of next sessions classes. Not sure if I’m feeling it yet.