I am happy and sad at the same time. I know Roxy & Bruno's babies are going to be well loved but eight weeks is coming way too fast. Rileigh, Emerson, and Kerri, Ziggy can't wait to meet you.
They can't already be 6 weeks old! They are growing up too fast.
Things to think about:
Over time acrylics will loose it's luster. It is best to use a varnish over finished work to protect prolong the painting.
This is an exercise we did in class to practice the different techniques.
Homework: Create a painting from the following photo and apply what you have learned.
A few basic things to think about as you paint:
Paint the following picture applying what you have learned.
It is important to use lost (fuzzy) and found (sharp) edges in a painting. Usually found edges are in the foreground and near the point of interest. Lost edges are usually found in the background. Philbert brushes are good to use when creating lost edges.
Building a painting means to add colors in layers. Paint one color, allow it to dry. Add a layer of another color and let it dry. Then another, and another as needed. This creates depth and texture.
Below are notes, guidelines and a painting we worked on during class. The idea was to practice brush strokes, lost and found edges, as we "built" a painting by using layers.
Build a painting using techniques we have studied so far. It can be a landscape or a still life.
Today was filled with progress--a forward or onward movement toward a destination. First I moved toward a destination of healing with my foot. A visit to the orthopedic this morning revealed that the pain I have been experiencing has a name, Morton's neuroma. The prescription--two shots of cortisone and flat shoes with a wide width.
The second forward movement was toward a destination of spiritual growth. It has taken a while to get connected with a Bible study after moving to Jacksonville. Most studies were coming to an end with the holidays approaching. One day I was leaving Fresh Market and happened to see a lady sitting at one of the outside tables reading her Bible. I stopped and talked with her and found out about a Bible study she went to. Today I went to the first study for the new year. It was wonderful to be in a home filled with women that love the Lord!
Finally, I went by the house this afternoon and it was great to see the progress taking place. Ray finished putting up the fence panels and is ready to begin building the gates. Overgrown shrubs have been trimmed and are in the process of being removed. The walls are sanded, prepped, and painting has begun. The fireplace is ready for the stone to be installed. I must say, God is good.