Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Coral Garden - A Work in Progress

I had taken V. Gail Hawkins class earlier this month (see post on 01 Dec 12) for a different way of painting backgrounds and putting an image over top to create an interesting painting.

She did two demonstrations for the Buckhorn Artists’ Group one of a street scene in Italy by using a pen and ink drawing in sepia and putting water colour washes over it. The other one was of poinsettias using acrylic puff paint for the outline of the leaves and stems and putting watercolour washes for the colour and the background.

After doing the first demonstration she showed me how to apply colour to a canvas to create movement for an underwater painting close to the surface to capture the sunlight with the yellows and let the colour blend down through the greens to the blue base mixing the colours on the canvas. She also took the time to show me how to create fast and easy coral.

I will post this painting at a later date once more of it has been completed.

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