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.
Challenge 1-2018 Let’s Paint New Mexico
This is an 18 x 18 Inch oil painting done in the CYM no K color palette. I was pleased with both the oranges and blues in this painting.
Just shaggy yellow sunflowers. I think I see a heart.
This is a 24 x 36 Inch Sunflower Oil Painting done in CYM no K (Cyan (Phthalo Blue), Cad Yellow Light, Primary Magenta and no Black) plus White. I started experimenting with this palette a few months ago and have been slowly learning its oddities. I really like the warm yellows, rusty oranges, brilliant reds, turquoise blues, vibrant purples…and I am even starting to get the hang of greens.
I love the reds in this Iris painting. I think the blues are pretty kickin’ as well…and the greens! I also love the texture. I think I am just overall pleased with this painting. Maybe I am starting to get the hang of my experimental color palette. This one is a CMY plus white.