Friday, July 27, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
When I read the prompt for today I only read the first part Monochromatic so I painted 2 monochromatic paintings of pine cones. It wasn't until I started posting that I saw the word Mood. I guess that my mood would be peaceful. Out in nature picking up pine cones.
My first painting I sketched it first and then painted it.
For my second painting I thought I would try something different to try and force myself to draw what I saw not just what I artistically interpreted. So looking at a photo of a pine cone, I sketched and then painted it piece by piece. It was a lot more time consuming and I don't think it looked any better than my first one. So oh well.
For Under the Sea prompt, I decided to do a jelly fish. I remember going to the beach in Texas and seeing what my daughter said were sandwich bags floating in the water. There was a pretty big school of jelly fish. Since my girls were ages 1 and 3 we decided the hotel pool was better for us to swim in and let the jelly fish be. I had fun with the colors and shading. I think with this painting, I needed to work on "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH" principle. I kinda over did it and it took away from the transparent look I was going for. What I ended up with was a coloring book looking jelly fish. I should have put in more highlights and left more white space. It is so hard for me to leave white space.