Daily Draw 12 (a) and (b). I attended a demonstration by local artist J.C.Skinner (from Teignmouth) yesterday – how to paint moody skies and water. Couldn’t wait to try the technique out and used Dominique’s photograph from PMP of an old French chapel as my reference. However, my sheet of paper is old and had couple places where there must have…[Read more]
These are both awesome! I don’t see anything wrong with using white gouche – any tools that work. People who insist that you mustn’t do this or that are only limiting themselves. If they want to make that sort of a thing a challenge for themselves, fine. I get real cranky when they try to tell me someone is wrong because of made-up rules.
Well – I think you do need to understand the rules in order to break them and know what you’re doing – and the one thing gouache does to wc is cause it to lose its transparency. One of my favourite watercolour artists, Shirley Trevena, is another rule breaker in that she uses black in her paintings very frequently. If it works, do it.
I like how you combined the soft-edged cloud shapes and the harder-edged foreground to make a nice painting. I think, after a while, we should all break the “rules” that we learned, to push through to another level. Lovely work, Terri!
@kate-powell I’ve just seen your link to fake urban sketching – since I love to draw from photos (and am an owl too) i’ve asked to join. It’s good to share. I also like the idea of lots of people drawing from same picture – the results are always so spectacularly different! I use PMP pics a LOT.
In 2016 I attempted to draw/paint every day. At the end of the year I was about 20 short of a full set. This year we’ll have another go. This is no.1 (1st January) of a hollow tree inspired by a photo I took of gum trees in Australia last year. IMG_3111
Thanks – I used graphite as an underdrawing (following an idea that Robert Thorn, a local artist, had shown in a video) – and didn’t realise until I started sloshing the colour around that it was watersoluble graphite! The big tree had the most amazing bark on the branch sticking forward – like maori tattoos! – almost like a worm had eaten a…[Read more]
After cycling across Europe, India and Asia over 12 months – I arrived in East Timor to meet my sis and her partner. Passed this place while we were cycling along the coast. The painting was from my own photo – good way to record memories!
Thanks Charlie – have a wonderful New Year. I’m contemplating a ‘daily draw’ again – not up to your standard but I’m up for it! Tried it in 2016 and was only 20 short at the end of the year – and your prompts regularly came in handy if I was stumped for ideas.
Yay! You should DO it! Hehe… yeah, I’ve grown rather addicted to the daily thing. Can’t seem to stop! I often say I may not follow the prompts, but then I always get stumped when I’m rushing for something and end up using them! hehe
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