I am not happy with these two extra paintings from the course. They are 8x10 oils. They don't have the vibrancy of the former paintings. I have a lot to learn in these techniques and I prefer my own compositions. Like the one below
6x6 oil Grocery Store Bouquet
This was another fun painting and I am happy with it!
8x10 oil Moose Surprise. I got much praise for this abstract wildlife painting
This way of painting is certainly a challenge and I have much work to do in learning how to work it with my own style. That first block in layer with thin oil makes it very difficult to put on more paint in the second layer and drawing with the scraper tool is a challenge also. I really need to be drawing everyday and should be able to accomplish it now that I am not working. I am looking forward to being able to do more plein air painting now that I am not going to be working in the summer. I will miss the job and the money but things change , So I will paint ON!
I will start next Saturday, Feb.4 for the next online program with Dreama Tolle Perry in her series, "Once a Time in Provence". I really need more instruction in this course to get the technique down.
Then hope to do a better job with my Blog, my newsletter and my websites. One of my mottoes,
THE ARTIST IS NOTHING WITHOUT THE GIFT, BUT THE GIFT IS NOTHING WITHOUT THE WORK. Emile Zola.
So more painting!