Saturday, January 23, 2016

Private Oil Painting Lessons- Student's Oil Sketch

Rough Oil Sketch by Student - 8x10"
So proud of my student this morning who attempted her first oil sketch in preparation for her landscape painting...and she hit it out of the park!  We did a rough sketch using Burnt Sienna thinned down with Gamsol odorless mineral spirits.

I love this stage of a painting as things fall into place so quickly and it is just so satisfying to see everything come together so quickly.

Look at that focus and how she is holding the brush way, way back....makes me very happy :)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Last Day to Register - Alla Prima Oil Painting & Awash in Watercolor starts this Monday at Port Moody Arts Centre

Oil Leaf Study
This is a little study I did over the summer of some leaves I found on a hike up Simon Fraser Mountain.  The tree was full of these beautiful shiny leaves, I had to paint it. I did not have my paints with me and my hiking partner (aka hubby) would not have been impressed if I had and I could not fit the tree in my trunk so a bunch of branches had to do. 

The leaves are so much more chromatic than I objects I usually paint so I thought they would be fun to work with and I was right. 

If you are interested in learning to paint alla prima, join me Monday nights or Mondays during the date for watercolor lessons at the Port Moody Arts Centre. 

You can register online at Port Moody Arts Center Online Link or call 604-931-2008 to register.

Into the Blue - Detail
Watercolor on Arches Paper