Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Painting Class - Week 3

It's starting to shape up, isn't it?  This is my first ever oil painting.  The teacher, Elaiine Fowler, lives only a mile away, so it's easy to pop over for the once-a-week class.  
She paints a picture and brings us along for the ride.  She's great with colors.  I could use more help on the brush techniques, so I checked out a book from the Pflugerville library last night.  There are probably some online tutorials for me to watch, too.
I'm still working on how to "scumble".  I've done some watercolors before, but I don't remember having to "scumble".
And I need to learn more about the types of brushes and what you use when.  Sure wish my niece Debbi lived closer; I'm sure she could help me.  But I'll press on.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Painting Class #2

Ah, the clouds look better now.
The barn has been raised.
Trees planted.
I'm looking forward to flowers in the meadow.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Painting Class #1

I started an oil painting class this week.  Elaine Fowler teaches on Tuesday mornings here in the neighborhood.
The current painting is called Texas Spring.
So far, I've done the sky and two clouds.   The one on the right is ok.  The left one is too fat and fluffy.
I'm thinking I can bring down the sky and make it less puffy.

I've done a few watercolors and an even fewer number of acrylics.  Maybe this will be the medium I really like.
Or maybe not.
We'll see.