Friday, April 24, 2009

I strained my eye for details in my leaf painting. I started with a red under painting and worked back over it with yellows, browns, and oranges. This way all the cracks in the leaf were created by painting the space around it. Then I sanded over it and worked back into parts.
Here is another one of my tree paintings. I tried to make it more interesting with the composition and colors. I like the paint quality and worked with thicker paint and more layers. I may want to work back into it by painting over it and sanding out some of the colors and then work back into it. The problem is that the purple paint takes forever to dry because of how thick it is and all the red in it. We'll see, I may just leave it.
This is my alla prima painting of onions. It means all at once, so you paint wet on wet. I really like painting this way because it's quick, loose, and thick. We were only allowed to spend three hours on it, and I probably spent a good hour mixing the colors. I hope to do some more of these in the future.
I did this painting on a section of water from a picture I took. I like to look at it small because it almost looks like real water. This was a lot of fun to paint and really challenged my eye to see all the shapes and different colors in a square inch photo.