And this artist was one of my very favorites:
Here's my progress with yesterday's painting:
If you read my post from earlier in the week then you saw my first attempt at a figure Saturday night. Since then, I've watched another artist's technique which made a light bulb turn on. I can't wait to try another tomorrow! This is so exciting for me. I truly was feeling a tad lost and quite honestly bored with my current work. This.....this is bringing back the joy to my paintbrush. In fact....I painted this one during school sitting at different tables with the kids. They were all like, "OH MY GOSH Mrs. Horne. Where did you learn to do that?" My response...."Can you believe this is all new to me? And that by practicing I'm getting better and better?" What an amazing lesson to teach these kids.
Since I wasn't sure how any of this was going to turn out the ones I done here at school were literally painted on this surface:
Yep. This is good old fashioned cardboard. It came out of the IKEA boxes that held Mailey's new bed. I knew it'd come in handy one day for something special. I've got to work on lips. They started great with the drawing...but slowly got pursed a bit too tight. She looks persnickety. I love that I've taken lots of photos of the process. I can totally see where the lips lost their luster. Next time I'll attempt a smile!!
So...are you trying anything new lately with your paint brush? I hope so. It's a lovely feeling.