This is everything I have learned so far about painting peonies. I am happy to share all of my mistakes and boo boo's. In the meantime I am thinking of winding down my Youtube channel and online presence overall. This is a hard decision and one I am in deep contemplation about. If you have feedback for me I would be glad to hear it as I am sure it will help me in the process . Maybe COVID was part of my journey in asking myself this essential question.
Once a week I will sharing an artist with you. The first one up is the amazing Karen Werner. Each one of these artists has been kind enough to give me permission to do this. I appreciate the generosity and hope you enjoy meeting the contemporary artists working today.
Today I had thoughts about irony with our two dogs, the best masking fluid I have ever found and the concept of "hate watching" compared to watching films to increase my knowledge. Spoiler alert...I do mention the movie Breaking Waves . If it is one of your favorites I apologize.
Isn't every thing basically three things? Color , Shape and Value? That is how I construct a face, or any other thing I decide to paint. I do not see individual things. I see color , shape and value and that in turn creates mass and hopefully a pleasing painting. If you want to know about this approach contact me.
While we wait to get vaccines or are recovering from receiving one the word relax keeps going through my mind. This is a 14 x20 inch painting of good old Fig Newton. He is no longer here but he sure did know how to relax.
Yesterday I posted a video tribute to a friend of mine . You can watch that and subscribe if you want to see more stories and watercolor tips.
This month the Daily Paintworks has a challenge where you are asked to paint something hot. These two things came to mind but it is always fun to see how other people solve the challenges. So far there are pictures of beaches and hot peppers. I noticed in painting the fire how much like water it is visually. It is fluid and has ripples. This observation surprised me because they are not opposites at all. In color they are but not in forms. You can see my fire video here and please hit the subscribe button so I can continue to make content to share. I don't make any money from this but the support is much appreciated.
The Southern Atelier is offering a free Anne Abbgott class on Feb. 17th at 10 am. You can click on the link in the description of this video and go there and sign up. It is a week from today so it is coming up soon.
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