Thursday, October 15, 2015

Second lesson with Dennis Brown

Here are the two paintings I did at the class today. They were inspired by the beautiful yellow maples and dark firs in Cathedral Grove - I just used yellow and blue. They are both a bit messy for my taste - experiments really. For the first one I used a couple of borrowed tools - a small spatula and a toothed scraping tool - to get the effects. For the second one I sloshed on the paint then stopped most of the dripping by doing some neat brush strokes. Can you see the orange dot? I won't do anything to them for a while - there is something fresh about them that can never be recaptured once it is painted over.  I might try to do something similar on a larger canvas once I get my own tools - a bit of light purple might be nice.

Here's a close up of the first one with more yellow showing. I like it better.

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