Tuesday, 28 July 2015

All About ... the Art Course Day 8


Acrylics again this week and the target of producing a picture of the white horse at Cherhill.  You may notice the obvious omission in my picture!  My attempt at the horse didn't go well ... it was not in any way recognisable as an animal, let alone a horse, so it's been painted over and I'll try again next week.
 
As for the rest of it ... I'm really happy with my results.  The hills are painted using the dry brushing technique we tried last week and I did much better this time.  I'm pleased with the effect of the sky and clouds, and also the fields of yellow (although Google has changed the colour and what appears to be blue amongst the yellow is really a dark green). 
 
I'm still sticking with watercolour as my favourite but acrylics definitely earned some Brownie points today.  

9 comments:

  1. Its a nice picture! I'm glad you mentioned the horse wasn't there, I kept looking for it, thought I was missing it :)

    betty

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  2. This is just a painting that pre-dates the white horse - great vision. You really have quite a wonderful gift for painting.

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  3. The dark green looks green on my computer and the whole picture looks really great! It doesn't matter that the horse is missing because no one would know unless you told them! xx

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    1. It's the pale green in amongst the splodges of yellow that's showing as much bluer than it should. The dark green on the hills, trees and grasses looks okay to me as well.

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  4. I particularly like the little trees and the play of light across the hills. Great job. Do you feel this is all down to the course, or did natural ability play a part? (I think originally you'd mentioned that you didn't consider yourself very arty at all?)

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    1. It's all down to the course. She is a brilliant teacher and these painting are put together one step at a time, with her demonstrating each step and then keeping an eye on everyone to see that they are getting it right. So the play of light on the hills was practiced on another piece of paper first, learning how to dry brush properly, the lines to follow when applying the paint and building the colour by using four different shades of green over a brown base. I wouldn't have had a clue how to do that without being shown.

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  5. great perspective, you really seem to be covering a lot of good technique in your course

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  6. I love it! It has some wonderful shapes in it..especially the dip in the hills

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  7. Hi Eileen, is making good progress in painting, even without the "white horse". The next attempt will be able;))! Hugs.

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