This morning, I tried to apply Ann Abgott's approach to color to a painting of my own using a reference photo I took at the botanical center. Punching the colors to this extend does give a bit of a commercial art, graphic quality to it. This was done quickly and messily - I have ordered some higher quality paper and may revisit this composition in a more studied and careful manor in the future.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Today my friend Dianne and I repainted the photo that was used in day 1, to see if I could tell Dianne the steps of the approach we used. We also worked on making a green card using our blues and greens. I did repaint the Botanical Center painting to see if I could rework it more successfully. Once again it got away from me. I need to go back to better planning - especially in watercolor! I went bolder in the darks, but not sure I improved it.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Tried watercolor at the Social Irrigation event last night. What was I thinking?! Obviously did not plan sufficiently and it got away from me quickly, I have a vision in my head, so if I get my "chores" done for today, I am going to try to repaint as I desired and will post it if I fond a way to get what I want on paper.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
First project in Class at Drake. We had to draw a still life - after 5 minutes we had to move to right and rotate the piece counterclockwise and redraw the view the previous person drew. We did that 5 times then had to return to our origin piece and try to make it work.
It was challenging.