You wouldn't think there would be so many colors in clothes pins! I got kind of lost with the light/med/dark....but I like how it came out! Laurie is a great Teacher and a fabulous Artist!
I submitted 5 paintings for the juried process to get into this show! Crossing all appendages - it's such a perfect place for an artshow and really hoping to get in. (October 6-21st) I didn't submit this for the show, but if I get in, I will give this to them to use as they wish - if they want! More of Karlyn Holman's style and it's such fun to do!
This week's challenge - white eggs in white bowl on white tablecloth! And three different surfaces - gloss on bowl, semi-gloss on eggs, matt on tablecloth. Great lesson and hard to do!!!
"Changing My View On Sewing" by Andrea Burke
With the help of Lynn Ferris, I like this much better!!! She said I had to do something to bring out the detail on the lace of the curtain and create more "darks" so the sewing machine wasn't such a "bull's eye"! Thanks, Lynn!!!
Life has been way too hectic lately and I haven't been able to sit down and paint for a week - feels awful!!!! My Soul needs the creativity to function well, it seems!!! Thank you for this day. Amen! :-)
This begins with sketching and masking to save whites. Then on very wet paper, randomly paint red, blue and yellow. When that dries, paint everything green that isn't part of the flower. Begin drawing on layers of leaves and paint layers of green around them - severl times - each darker layer brings the next set of leaves back farther. When complete, make remaining background dark with Red, Green and Blue! Takes a long time, but I love the results!!! Thank you, Lynn!!!
This is such a fun style to paint. Begin with sketch and apply masking to save the whites. Then wet both sides of paper and work from middle out - with yellow, gold, coral, and blues. Dry thoroughly then apply shadows. Then the greens - then the details of the house. Remove masking and splash in flowers. Last step is to wet areas and shave watercolor pencils into them - voila! My husband does not like the pinks - says they don't belong there!!! I think they are fun!!!!
"Got A Light?" - original
I like this painting because the ashtray was made for Jim's Dad by a steel company that was one of his customers - and I love the old torch. Always thought it was funny - "Got A Light" but there's just been something wrong with it compositionally....
"Got A Light?" - revised
So, I took Anna's (Teacher and Dear Friend) suggestion and added a sign to balance it out a little - better????
Andrea Burke, WVWS
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'This world is but a canvas to our imagination' - Henry David Thoreau