This Iris was painted for Challenge #7, Let’s Paint New Mexico. The photograph that inspired my iris painting was taken in Jemez, New Mexico. I am loving the purples.
I can not wait to start seeing blooms!
I am itchin’ for summer and miss see 8ng hollyhock blooms. Thought I would paint some.
This painting was inspired by Nancy Medina. I get access to a lesson every month for a year from her. I am really enjoying it so far. She is a serious flower lover. Of course I was excited that the first one was sunflowers, but lesson two was peonies and those are pretty fun. When I get the hang of those, I hope to post some!
Today I taught Kaeleigh another technique to get nice faux texture in her paintings. We used sandwich baggies. I had her put the baggie over her hand like a glove. Then, we squeezed a few different colors of poster paint on the canvas. With a clinched fist, she slowly rolled her knuckles back and forth over various parts of the painting. We would blow dry the layer and then start again until she was happy with the results. Once complete and dry, I had Kaeleigh spray her painting with fixative for extra protection. Today was the first time Kaeleigh got to spray her own painting. Nice job kiddo! We had a lesson on analogous colors today which you can see in two of the three paintings. My favorite part of these paintings is where the paint was thicker and cracked as it dried. Very cool effect. Kaeleigh used some sponges on the under layer of the pink painting.
Art day today with Miss Kaeleigh. We had a great day sharing ghost stories and painting foxes. It got a little difficult mixing paint at times with the lights dimmed, but ghost stories need the right mood so we just went with it. She decided she wanted her fox to have muscles in his arm and toned abs. She thought the tail looked like a flexing arm and made some adjustments. I just went with the standard red fox with a fluffy tail. Kaeleigh’s fox has a few tattoos. He is the hip, muscle fox.
More experimenting with salt, but this time I used crackle paste as well. I like it. I have not decided if I am going to paint an actual picture on this yet.