Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Day 2

Practicing for watercolor class starting this week.  Hope the technology for a remote class, doesn't give us fits!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2018 Day 1

Practicing watercolor today in anticipation of our class with John Preston next week.    Too sloppy, messy and muddy.  I gotta slow down and stay lighter,  longer.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 100

Hey - I broke 100 posts this year!  I know that is not every day, but a lot more days than I was painting before John Preston suggested this.  Today's post is a rework of a painting I started in Dubuque.

2017 Daily Painting Day 99

Paint along with Marla Baggetta.  Quasi - abstract landscape.

Friday, December 22, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 98

Today I was focused on value mapping and color schemes.  I learned a whole new thing - all about gamut masking.  There is actually a free online tool.  I have been working with pastels for 4 years and  had been taught about selecting a palette.  This was a cool approach to try a number of limited palettes.  In two of them - the monochromatic and the complimentary, I was limited to 10 pastel sticks.  In the two triads, 15.  Here are my four color studies of a view of Deere Dike Park in Dubuque  I think the complimentary purple and gold one is my favorite color combo.