Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Fourth of July - Day 2



First layer on most of it done. The reflections of reflections are going to be interesting paint and it's nice to be away from the prussian blue / burnt sienna combination of the last two paintings.

I finally got to do some painting today. I hid out in the studio and listened to a book on tape. Funny how no one will interrupt you if you have head phones on :) The book I am listening to is called Diary. It's by the same person who wrote fight club. It's about an artist...and after that it gets a little surreal. It's fun to listen to the parts about the artist painting watercolor and want to correct the author. I imagine that scientists feel that way about science fiction all the time.

The beginning watercolor class started tonight. I have three students this time, and I think it will be a great group. We talked about paint (how to read a tube, and what brands are good, etc. ) and washes. They did little paintings of a sunset and palm trees to practice. Next week we will be doing snow scenes and using salt to create the snow.

3 comments:

  1. Interesting watercolour painting. Will be looking foward to see its final version.

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  2. To think that I used to spend months on oils is hard to believe when I see the progress you make in a short time.

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  3. Q- thank you!

    Abraham - Oh, you can spend months on watercolors, too. I tend to work in short bursts and then stare at it for a while. I have oil painter friends who can paint three a day...they tend to be abstract though, so I am not sure that is a fair comparison.

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