My son is assisting me in painting a Bible verse on a church wall. I had spent many hours trying to figure out what is the best way to write on the wall. I’ve tried different acrylic paints – heavy body vs. fluid acrylics and even gouache. My plan was to freehand it. Well after a practice writing on my garage wall, writing the word, “Whoever” I stepped back and realized I had written “Whoever” “Whoevever”. With no error for mistakes, I traced the lettering. The painting became a piece of cake. My son took only 2 hours to complete the first coat.
Years ago I took a photo of these twins in San Francisco. Inspired lately to paint people, not portraits, I painted them. 8 x 6 inches, oil on canvas panel.
Homework from a figure drawing class that I’m taking at the School of Light and Color. From the 10 minutes value studies that we had done from a live model, we are to pick one and paint it. Great lesson in understanding subtleties of halftones and highlights. The assignment is not to do just a few but a 100.
8 x 6 inches oil on canvas panel. My sister’s granddaughters in the middle of a field of Texas bluebonnets.