Version one of the blue pot with a limited palette. Colors used were winsor blue (green shade), cadmium lemon and naphthol red. I chose these to have the best chance of hitting the blue and the orange and hoped the rest would work out. Pretty happy.
The ex members of Paul Foxton’s Threads are carrying on with monthly exercises and this month’s is ‘limited palette’. I’m going to introduce color for the next one but wanted to start with a value study first. Pretty tricky – there are a lot of close values in there
Today was the final session in Paul Foxton’s Threads group and it was a bit sad as I’ve enjoyed these livestreams and Paul’s teaching enormously. I put extra effort in on this study and I think it paid off. Many thanks to Paul and I wish him all the best.
Still brushing up my oil skills. This time with another of Paul Foxton’s livestreams.
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.
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.
A real toughy today. Painting along with Paul Foxton on a daffodil value study in oil. Much much harder than it looks.
Something a little different for me. This is the result of a Paul Foxton still life session. Much slower than watercolor – took me 3 sessions to get this far.
A surprisingly taxing workshop with
painting a colored sphere in oil. A lot of time spent mixing which went fairly well but my skills in blending oils are definitely in need of work.