|exploring shading and highlights, line and color|
I visited the art supply store Saturday and the clerk and a teacher chimed in on my use of less than professional paints, paper and brushes. They encouraged me to try a silver #8 round brush and some different paints, and paper.
I did, and am not overly impressed. The brush mashes down and stays there, not easy to control, the paints are no better than my KOI and less easy to use, and I haven't tried the sample paper as the dog ate it.
I get that good supplies help you improve but for now, I am content to learn using my previous ones.
I did learn that paints have different qualities, and one must experiment to learn what they prefer for their styles. All paper receives paint differently too.
I purchased a printed sheet to try markers on too, and plan to make Halloween cards with it
|using new paints|
|expressing a feeling|
The woman on the right, was sketched and painted as a result of a friend's in progress art quilt. She was led to represent the feelings she has in today's world of prejudice, anger, woe and grief.
She is making a dyptich, one quilt to represent the grief, and one to represent joy. She did the faces as thread sketches, and put them into an abstract background. After reading about her inspiration, I tried to represent the way someone might show concern about injustice in a subtle way
I found this on the internet this week, and liked it... happy paint party Friday