One art work a week
Yet another challenge. In order to keep myself doing art, mainly painting, I intend to post one piece each week. It’ll either be a work in progress or whatever I did during any painting class I attended.
For the start, I’m showing the work I did during this week’s acrylic painting class with Dawn and Val at Gallery 18 in Loughborough. In case you cannot work out what it is supposed to be, I’ve also included a photograph I took of the actual still life.
I like the colours in the painting. I’ve restricted myself to using only four colours (Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Permanent Rose and Cadmium Yellow plus Titanium White) to try to get used to combining them and to stop myself trying too hard to get a perfect representation of the actual colours I see (I’m not really into representation though I do accept that I should tackle it some time to build my skills – not yet though).
I must learn to stop using white straight onto the canvas. It always tends to ruin whatever I’m painting. Small spots are ok but using it for the light lines of the chrome around the edge of the guitar and the reflections from the strings has not worked. I really need to figure out how to paint a smooth line, too. We’re to do some abstract work next week so I’ll ask to be shown how to do this better.