This is from Bill's class on Monday. I hated my first painting but I like this 2nd one. Bill used Green and Red gells for this set up. It was a set up stress chiaroscuro where the highlights are red orange and the shadows are greens with some plane shifts going to lavendar. I like Bill a lot. I wish I was younger with more energy and time so I could really understand what was going on in that class. I would take it again in a minute.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I worked on this painting the whole class time (maybe 2 hours) in Bill's class. I am completely lost on what is going on there. I am always way too tired. Bill added a lot of orange around the eyes which confuses me. I have a lot of trouble seeing the color in the flesh tones. He talked a lot about hard edges and soft edges. I couldn't understand what he meant.
I do these little watercolor sketches when I travel in a small watercolor sketchbook with a tiny paint set. I haven't had much training in watercolor but I like color so these are fast and fun to do. These first ones I did around Island Falls when I was on the Sewell House Yoga Retreat.