|Still Life Value Study|
We have been working on these for around 5 weeks
It is amazing how you view the pictures when you take
the time to sketch. I have never been taught this.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
We have been practicing value studies for 5 weeks and yes I think I got "IT". Our next class was to take a master's painting and "measure" it with our paintbrush. After several tries at this, I believe I have figured it out. One classmate equated it to calculus--that did it for me. I have a math mental block so the comment gave me a block too. Too funny to think that math had anything to do with ART! See, a new lesson learned.
I am grateful to Sara Beth in giving me this process, as challenging as it is, will help me with my creativeness and hopefully a since of self esteem to know I CAN DO IT! I have always been able to create from given talents of our creator but now with a more sophisticated background.
The next few posts will be from my sketch book. Value studies from paintings that others have done.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Hope to see you there.
To see examples, look at a few posts before this one and see what WE did!!!! The private party of girls going to Bama and Auburn had a great picture to decorate their dorm rooms AND from what I heard everyone was a bit jealous of their masterpieces!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I will supply everything, you bring wine, or your beverage of choice and a snack if you feel up to it.
5:30-6:00 "Wine" down time and we will paint at 6:00 Please be on time.
If you bring a guest add $5.00 to the cost. (A guest may not be a Hampton Cove Homeowner who is not a Hampton House member)
Time: “Wine-down” 5:30-6:00
Paint Promptly at 6:00.
*depending on the subject matter we should end the class around 9:00. Please try to be on time.
September 16th : Van Gogh’s Starry Night
October 21 : Geometric Wine Glass (simple but fun/elegant)
November 18: Paint your Pet : Take a good picture of your pet and bring it in as a reference **SORRY,NO PETS ALLOWED
December 16 : Paint your house: Bring a frontal view of your house as a reference. (We will paint it “Crooked style”)
January 20 : Modern Martini
February 17: Date Night: Bring your significant other and we will paint a Picasso style portrait.
March 17 : Koi Pond
April 21: Van Gogh Still life –Flowers
***No May Class ***
June 9 Geared to college students: We will paint Big Al or Aubie to match your dorm accessories!! If there is someone who will attend another college other than Alabama or Auburn, I will need at least a week notice to work on the mascot!! If you are an upper classman and want to do your “GREEK” affiliation we can do that.
To contact me to see if there is availability email me at email@example.com
**Private parties are available with advanced notice.** If you want to use the Hampton House Facility, contact the office and book the room through them.
Crosses are becoming my signature subject. I love the fanciful fun in painting them--non-stressful too. I was asked to do this for a co-worker whom I had already painted a cross for. The first cross hangs in her room at home. Her daughter missed it so much that I painted this for her apartment in college.
The beach is my favorite place on earth. I love how my senses are overwhelmed each day-from sun up to sun down. My birthday trip in July was amazing. I enjoyed a martini on the beach at sunset--Just what I wanted.
This is a water color (first attempt) I tried to paint at St. George Island. I took a watercolor class over the summer and found it to be very challenging. So different from what I am used to! I was excited that I was able to finish it before the water dried!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Be looking for pictures of the set-hopefully I can sneak a few on my blog.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Above is the first stage a thumbnail sketch showing values of the "subject". Whether you are painting a still life or plein air do sketches first from different angles to see if there is harmony. Find a focal point!