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Still no clue, but making progress…

Okay, three weeks into this experiment with acrylic and … still no clue, but making progress…

I’ve settled into a routine.  Well, it’s only been a week and a half, but it’s working so far.  In the LPM class (5:00 – 7:00) I do quick watercolor sketches from the model … five or six of them.  Then the next day, in the afternoon class (1:00 – 4:30) I create acrylic paintings from the ones that appeal to me the most.  The results are definitely mixed.

The beauty of this arrangement, however, is that in the LPM class I only have to worry about the composition.  And in the afternoon class I only have to worry about picking the colors and using acrylic paints.  And I’ve even started organizing my color choices: each week I pick a color combination and see what happens.  This week it was the split complementary of purple, yellow and orange.  Not a combination I would normally like but, hey, it’s a learning experience.

So… here is one of my quick watercolor sketches.  I haven’t painted it yet, so it’s just the sketch.

Jason Sketch

Jason Sketch

And here is one of my purple-yellow-orange paintings (the various shades of brown are different combinations of purple, yellow and orange).

Jason in White

Harumph    7 x 10     $500

You can still see in spots the blue of the initial watercolor sketch.  In some places I followed the sketch outline, in other places I ignored it or combined shapes.  The time delay from evening sketch to day(s) later afternoon painting makes it easier to forget what I had been looking at to make the sketch and simply focus on the painting itself.

Making progress.

Posted by ruthhurd on October 22, 2015

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