So I started a couple night classes. Painting II and Landscape and interior drawing. In both he just had us spend about an hour and a half doing a quick piece. Kind of evaluating the class I geuss.
So here's an oil done off a B and W photo, done in B and W with the addition of one other colour, alizarin in my case. Also the drawing from the other class.
Went drawing last night to the downtown theatres garden type area. Some pen sketches and one I did up in pencil.
Sorry about the poor image quality, they're 18 x 24 so I photographed them. Something that dousn't seem to work the best with graphite, at least for me.
Hey, you're definately coming along! How are you enjoying your classes so far? Your pencil drawing is definately quickly improving.
I think the most interesting thing here for me though is the pen drawing that you did. I know they're just sketches but really, they look really strong, and like you were really loosening up and in effect being more accurate with your lines.
I can't wait to see more work from your classes, I'm sure they'll push you leaps and bounds forward in your art!
Hey man, just wanted to give you a little boost and encouragement. The still life's are looking good, just keep pushing your observational skills; it's all about practice, practice, practice! I wanted to ask, are you going to San Francisco? Just wondering how many of the Montreal-hostel peeps were going. Cheers man.
Here's what I did. Using masking tape, mask off the area in the center of your canvas to paint in and then paint in a scene. Use flat painting, in the sense of a lack of any physical texture or brush marks. Let thouroughly dry.
Now fold up a piece of blank paper and use that as your ref for the lights and shadows. I masked off with tape each section and lightly painted in the value changes. Add shadows to edges etc.
So I've been taking this non-credit painting class and had to paint a table place setting 3 times with different views etc. This did not make me inspired to say the least but here's two of them. Two more done of the 1000 bad paintings they say you need to do to get good. God I need a holiday.
I posted these elsewhere and I wouldn't normally double post but I'm trying to keep this thread as a fairly complete record of my progress.
Some oil sketches from the San Fran workshop, the last two were done on frosted Mylar. Not sure about that surface yet but it is awfully conveniant.
Craaaaaaaaaig, time for an update dude.
You need to get better photos of these paintings too.
I think, the first one suffers a bit from being more of a line drawing than a painting - great color notes on it and proportions though!
2nd is really nice, but small and poor quality photo
3rd also has really nice color notes I think, but could use some finessing in the edges perhaps?
Just thoughts, UPDATE! <-- not a thought, command!