My art blog... what's on my easel.... what going on in my weekly workshops with my mentor Heleni Shamai .... daily painting... sketches... digital stuff and photography...challenges ... the whole works....
Seems its been a long and hot summer.... workshop vacation for two months.... hard to get motivated... no excuses ... with the beginning of September and maybe some relief from the heat I am trying to get back into the swing,,, and develop a little more creative discipline... Recently I bought a workshop #24 on pre-mixing grays by Richard Robinson. I love working with grays but my first attempt was really not a success... got too carried away and it was just too muddy and fragmented.... I did do a wde challenge hosted by Connie done also using grays.... done on 400 gram cartridge paper ,next time I will coat the paper with either gesso or acrylic paint.... it also was quite dull so did a bit of oil pastels and blended it with some medium. Size 19 x 19 cm Did a tight crop to the Fushia Flower
First try Click to enlarge
With added oil pastel
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Doing another landscape from the references that I got with the workshop.... next post... still disappointed but not giving in!!!