Time to share my homework for the background class. I am caught up and ready to do Lesson 4 now. Here are some of my efforts for Lesson 2 and 3:
I liked how this one came out so far. if you look closely, there are some fish prints subtly hidden in this piece. Haven’t decided on a focal point subject yet. It will evolve however.
I liked the outcome of Lesson 2, above. Lesson 3 still does not yet feel right to me. Tomorrow I will work with some other colors. Perhaps I will paint over Lesson 3 and try again.
On the family front, I took my daughter to get her hearing aides today. I was surprised by the technology advances of her aides. Of course, they cost about 7k US and even have to be programmed. You can’t even see them when she wears them unless her hair is pulled up and you look closely. I just think she is happy to be able to hear better.
Yesterday was a fun filled day… Joe and I saw the new Indiana Jones flick (loved it!), then went out for sushi (yummy!), then stopped by the art store for some supplies. Came home and worked on the start of 3 other canvases for my painting class homework.
Here they are, but keep in mind there will be many, many layers added to each one:
Today, I need to finish quilting my quilt for the fair. I might get in some more painting time, though.
Last, but certainly not least, today is Memorial Day. Thank you for all the veterans who gave their lives for freedom and democracy here in the US. Regards, Carla
I mentioned I was planning to start a painting class by Paulette Insall last week. The subject matter is painting backgrounds- particularly organic dimensional backgrounds with many layers using acrylics.
The first step after you prepare your canvas is to color wash it . Next add some collage elements:
Then you add the first layer of dimension and texture using paint:
That is my homework until Class 2. I need to pick up more paint colors and more canvases so I can try this using several color palettes. Stay tuned for next week’s show & tell!
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