"Three Rivers California"

"Three Rivers California"

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Lesson No.16 - How To Keep Your Colours Clean

We finished the body of the flamingo at the back today.  Brush in the highlights first - a light Geranium Pink that's nearly white.  Use a darker mix of pink to suggest feathers.  Feather the top edge of the flamingo off with a light blue/purple mix so it is nice and soft.  Mix a darker red/purple for the underside, adding a touch of yellow to grey it off.  You could add some soft yellow/greens to the underside of the feathers for some reflective light from the water.  I finished it off by going over all the highlights again with a clean brush, and clean mix of light pink as the colours can become a bit muddy when you are feathering off.  We want our flamingos nice and pink still.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Grandchild No.3 On It's Way

Just getting those darks in to start with.  Khye has a more olive complexion so I've made his skin a bit more orangey with Ultramarine Blue for a more brown colour.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Kath's Frog

This frog painting is going to be the next kindle book in our Intermediate Series.  Kathy has done a wonderful job of her frog.  There is movement and depth.  The frog looks as if it is going to jump off the tree right at you!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Portrait Of My Grandchildren

Well I have finished my grandson's hands which were a bit tricky.  There were heaps of reflective light on them, which actually made it a bit easier to paint, in that you could break up sections of nothing into different hues.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Don't Be Afraid To Use Colour!

A beautiful painting by Pat Richardson!  Pat has developed her own unique style, which is loose and representational.  This was done with acrylics and the strong colours immediately grab the attention of the viewer.  Great job Pat.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Portrait Of My Grandchildren

The portrait I am doing of my three grandchildren is taking forever but I am slowly getting there.  I am halfway through grandchild No. 2.  I think the hardest part is mixing the flesh-tone colours again every time I sit down to paint.