Sunday, December 11, 2011

Practicing different techniques

I have had very little time to paint of late, and now with Christmas around the corner and the children all arriving possibly will have even less time. I have decided that I need to practice a lot more than I do, so instead of doing elaborate pictures, will try and do a few every week using different techniques. My tutor in my weekly painting class thinks this is a good idea and will support my work, which is a great feeling!  This first one was worked wet on wet and I put into practice some of the lessons I had learnt from Ona about increasing the strength of the pigment and COI!
The next one was painting wet on dry and again using pigments with different values. Both pictures were done quickly and the experience was terrific! There were no reference pictures but just images from my head!