Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
This is the second of what I would consider a finished painting of my work so far. Again from a lesson in a book, it was really fascinating to work on. This painting has multiple layers and techniques used in it..so I really learned a lot! I couldn't for the life of me figure out why all the layers were being put down, just to cover them up again. LOL. But now that it is finished, I can see the depth the layers created, even in my unskilled hands. :)
(This lesson is from Painting with Brenda Harris, Volume 2.)
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I believe the purpose of this lesson was to learn about mixing and layering acrylics. I had kind of a difficult time following the picture the book was showing...but I had fun, and at this stage, I think not being intimidated by the blank paper and just enjoying the process is so worth the effort!
(This is a lesson from "Walter Foster's A Complete Painting Kit for Beginners. " )
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I have therefore committed to devoting a full year of my life to this project. My goal will be to concentrate on learning all I can about Acrylic painting. To gain as much knowledge as I can from the beginning to the end of the process as possible, and hopefully find my inner painter in the interim. I want to learn everything from how to mix colors, to brush techniques, to how to use different supports, and finally to exactly what can be created using this medium.
I have begun this blog to serve as a diary of the steps along my path. I have no idea whether I have the talent to become a painter, but I am committed to devoting a full year to this journey to try and find out.