Life’s A Beach

Well, painting. Sorry, I haven’t been posting about my painting progress.  A bit of a recap.  My goal for the semester is to complete about eight paintings.  So far I’m just over halfway.  My most recent painting was of a beach scene.  Needless to say, not overly impressed with how this one turned out.  I followed one of Allison Prior’s painting tutorials again.  They are really excellent as they provide great detail and break the paintings into easy multiple part videos.  To put in simple this painting was a beach.

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I followed one of Allison Prior’s painting tutorials again.  They are really excellent as they provide great detail and break the paintings into easy 10 part videos. Needless to say, I am not overly impressed as to how this one turned out. I decided to try to complete this one on a smaller canvas to vary the sizes of my paintings.  However, with my brushes I could not get the palm tree leaves to fall like I had wanted them too.

One of the major techniques that I focused on in this painting is using wet-on-wet.  As you have probably guessed it is using wet paint on wet paint. By using this technique you are able to blend the colour together.  I used this to blend the sun reflecting on the water as you can see above.

Above of the video playlist that I used to paint my beach scene.  If anyone wants to check out how to paint using acrylic paints I would highly recommend doing so!  Something exciting did happen this week, Allison Prior has her own Twitter account, and she has said that when you finish painting to send pictures of the finished paintings to her.  I am going to send her photos of my paintings to possibly get some feedback on my learning project.

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