EDIT: I'm really disappointed to see the that first line in your community rules reads "Art is subjective." Because objective standards of quality and taste actually do exist in art, and because I value these objective standards, I sadly will not be able to participate in this community any further. Byebye.
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Here is a sequence of my work on the subject today:
Yes, I'm painting it upside down :) so the paint runs the way I want it to, and not down into the space for the buildings.
First I tipped the edges where the buildings are reflecting the rising sun.
After the yellow dried, I painted in the building area. Underneath I had a beautiful layer of tourquoise, but forgot to capture it. You can still see it in part, mainly the rider's head and shoulders. It adds to the glazing over the buildings quite a bit.
The final version, which I'm quite happy with.
My utmost thanks to Ms. Lin for providing such a stunning inspiration to play with.
Stage 1: Background leaves
Stage 2: Background petals
Stage 3: Continuing with petals
I'm obviously not done yet, but thought I'd toss this up in case anyone has some thoughts.
on my archway with
figures project, I set about this week to add more
value and colour to the work, initially focusing on the right hand
I put on quite a bit more colour on the right wall, mainly QBO with a
tiny bit of French Ultra dripped in. I also added much more colour in
the overhanging foliage, although it also is starting to muddy
up. I removed most of the paint on the fence in front of the couple and
repainted it with Aureolin to get the glow. I plan on glazing the fence
later on to cool it and weather it a bit more.
Here I've glazed over the bright wall on the right, and sponged out
some of the glaze. This is more to my liking. Also put in quite a bit
more colour in the archway. Removed some of the paint from the fence,
it was a bit too intense.
Getting a bit more done, the overhanging foliage is better now, took
up a little bit more paint on the right wall, getting it's texture
back. The shadow on the left wall is working much better. The shadows
on the ground are way too purple/red, need to go back in and make them
blue-grey. Still a ways to go on this one. Still loads of work to do
I think (hope?) that I've nixed the man's black mitre hat.
Your C&C are ever most welcome and appreciated! Thank you!
Today's work was an archway with a couple of figures. I was originally
going to try it in Don Andrews' style again, but decided to go a little
bit differently with this one.
Don's style has bright, vibrant hues, especially with his figures. This
seemed to call for something a little bit more realistic for some
- paper: Arches 140lb cold press 12x9 - paint: - DS Quin Burnt Orange - W&N French Ultramarine - DS Sap Green - DS Aureolin - DS Permanent Rose
I rather like this start, except for the shadow from the arch on the
left side; my arm jerked as I was trying to paint a straight edge and so
it bowed out. Really don't like that.
I should have done something different for the
left figure, the woman, and not given her a black sweater as in the
photo. Too literal :sigh: I should have done something more colourful.
Also not liking the archway much.
I do like the right side wall texture, and a lot of other aspects. I'm
also pleased with the window on the left wall.
It needs quite a few more values, though. I probably started in on the
details too early.
- paper: Cotman Water Colour Pad, 10x7, 140lb cold press
- DS Phthalo Green
- WN French Ultramarine Blue
- DS Aureolin
- DS Quin Burnt Orange
- DS Rose Madder Genuine
This is (yet another) redo of an image I was working on last year, where I was getting quite frustrated with showing the waterfall. This is a wee bit better, I think. Today's effort was about an hour.
Contrast with last year's attempt, which went on for days, it seemed: