Good morning everyone. I thought I would show you the progress I have been making in my abstracts. Actually, these examples are from a lesson I was following last week . And, Yvette’s course is excellent, so I am plodding my way steadily through all the modules.
To be honest, this is a copy of the tutor’s work. Because that was the only way I could really understand the techniques used. Consequently, I don’t consider the painting as one of my own. However, it was a good learning experience – I experimented with using a palette knife properly. In addition, this was the first time I applied gold paint with some confidence. But I then needed to produce my own compositions, using the style and colours suggested. As a result, first I painted the one in the virtual room you see above. And this is more close up so that you can hopefully see the textures.
After that, I just had to try out the method in another painting, this time introducing some soft green. And downplaying the gold. What do you think?
By the way, it’s quite tricky to photo the gold paint and make it shine. Often it appears to be brown. Maybe I’m using the wrong acrylic paint! Anyway, that’s my little catch up on my abstracts and there will be more to follow. If you missed this post here, an earlier report of my new learning, you may wish to have a look.
8 Replies to “My Abstracts in Virtual Rooms”
I like these, especially the one including green.
Thank you, Claudia. Everyone seems to love the green – I wasn’t sure at first, but now I quite like it!
What a wonderful way to view your paintings. You are doing well with these.
This app is brilliant! Thank you so much for your support.
I like the texture you have achieved in Blue and Gold 1. Along with the measured application of the paint, I think this is a pathway well worth exploring.
Thank you, Graham. This was pretty true to the tutor’s painting and I learnt a lot from the exercise.
Lovely! I know what you mean about photographing gold, I have the same issues. I also can’t get black without a sheen, I got stuff to learn!
Thank you! Actually, I think your photos are very good. Really, I need to upgrade my basic phone camera.