I finally bought the oil paint and linseed oil to practice oil underpainting at home. It seems that I have managed to make the canvas that I bought once again have a strange ‘dark spot’. This time across the entire underpainting 😦 (the diagonal line is not meant to be there).
Today I went to my second class. Our teacher says ‘do what you fear’ so I decided to do a face. It didn’t come out as good as the first class’ painting. I was trying to paint the face of a beautiful young woman that had a petit nose, instead I seem to have drawn a man with a rather large nose, but at least it looks like a face, so that’s something.
I have split the painting into pieces that look better by themselves and end the post with the final piece.
And the final big nosed result:
After a year of wanting to do some art classes, I finally got myself to one. I attended one of the http://www.berlinartclass.com/ classes and had a great time. We start off with a single colour in order to focus on forming the painting. It turns out that oil is not as scary as I thought.
Here’s the result:
Unfortunately I ended up with some weird lines around the wood behind the canvas. Apparently caused by the combination of a bad canvas and me brushing in those areas too often. I guess it is something that would be covered by colour once colour is applied to the canvas.
Trying out the new sponge I bought in Athens.
Gloomy Berlin calls for some sunflowers
An attempt at painting some of the autumn paths
Another attempt at a landscape. Quite a fun combination of colours to play with.
First time attempting to paint some mountains – need to work on the shadowing a lot more
Finally made a painting for the living room.
Today I wanted to make something more abstract that could maybe go in the living room. Just like what it is meant to represent, the painting itself had some complications and didn’t come out quite right. However, part of this journey is learning and today I learned that flour mixed with acrylic makes a cool plaster-like texture, so there is a win.