Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Progress at last - I made it to class

I made it to class this week and actually made some progress on my new painting. It's going to be a bit hard to see in this photo, because the lighting is so bad, but there is actually color in the sky (it's actually all cloud, with a bright spot or two) and the ugly foreground color will get better, I promise. The underpainting is done - now it's just a matter of adding all of the appropriate color and some detail in areas that require it.

I've marked out the place where the little house is going to be and begun work on the waterfall and the downstream stuff. It's coming together nicely. I learned, this evening, that paint from the tube probably isn't going to be the color you want to use in your painting. You probably want to mix your colors yourself. That's probably the hardest thing to do - consistently. Mixing colors is an art in itself and it's something I really need to learn. You need to be able to repeat your color mixes from session to session - and that ain't easy. But I'm learning.


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Lady Language said...

I always had a hard time mixing colors - when I get back into painting (maybe in the year 2525 if man is still alive - haha) I will focus on it. Love how it's coming together.

NicoleB said...

Glad you made it to class!
And I love the progress you are making on this.

I can't even try to imagine to mix the colour of paint, let alone the same one every time ;)