I have established the value and now it is ready for detail. This is due on Wednesday
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
When I got home from class today, I started this little 6x12 painting. I had bought this canvas board a long time ago and thought it would make for a perfect beach scene since it was so elongated. The cold weather and snow flurries we are having sure does make me want to find a spot like this soon!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
We had to choose a mythological creature and come up with our own design by combining visual materials and written documention of what features the creature exhibits. I have the basic line drawing complete and now I have to add the detail.
When I found out that our first painting for Painting I was to be in black and white, I immediately knew that I wanted to paint a scene from my trip to Yellowstone National Park. There were so many reference photos to go through. I eventually decided on this one of a lone bison grazing in front of Old Faithful. He must have grown accustomed to the large crowds, because he never really cared that we were there. Overall, I am very pleased with this painting.
I started my third painting for class on Wednesday and this is how far I have gotten. I have laid most of the colors in and got the arches fairly accurate:) This bridge is located in the Great Smoky Mountains NP in an old logging and resort community called Elkmont. My grandmother was born very close to this area around the time the park was being formed. We actually have a family cemetery up the road between the abandoned houses where descendants of the Trentham family can still be buried. I have uncles, aunts, and grandparents laid to rest there. It is so peaceful.