Monthly Archives: December 2016
When I first got the inspiration to paint this mountain, I really thought I was out of my mind. Me? Paint the Matterhorn? But I grabbed a canvas panel, picked up a piece of charcoal, and began blocking in the shapes.
It’s not much. Another simple mountain scene, this one done on an 8 x 10 canvas panel. What’s special about this one — to me — is that I finally painted mountains that I like.
Looking at my attempts to paint trees and leaves made me think back to photographs and digital art I had done in the past. Today I’d like to share two of my “fall favorites”
Yesterday, I challenged myself to create another woodland scene — and to do it in a small-scale format. It was the first time I’ve tried painting on a 5 x 7 inch panel, and it was a challenge, indeed.
Granny got out her Grumbacher watercolors, her Sakura “Koi” watercolor set, lots of paintbrushes, and big sheets of watercolor paper.
When I was first introduced to gesture drawing last year, it made no sense to me at all. What could possibly be gained from quickly scribbling down lines that only remotely resembled a human being?