Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Different Strokes Painting - NOT

Nope. I didn't make time to paint the latest DSDF subject. You'd think 3 weeks time frame would be plenty of time to get to it, but it just didn't happen this time. I think this might be the first I have missed since it started last fall.

Wow, I just had to go back to Karin's site to see how long she's offered this challenge, and the first was last September! I didn't participate in the first one, but every one since... until this week. I guess I shouldn't feel guilty.

I've been a bit sidetracked with other artistic outlets... my weekly plein air group on Saturdays, and just started a new painting class with one of the guys in the plein air group on Monday nights. He's formed a small class of 4 students and he is helping us with oil or acrylic painting. I don't think I have ever used oil paints, so figured I'd give it a shot since the Saturday painters seem to have so much fun with oils (and they can continue to paint if it rains, while I sit in the car, keeping my pastels dry....).

I was going to wait to post some of my progress in the class, but figure you might be interested in seeing what's going on. I know there are features that I haven't correctly shaped or colored yet, but I'm taking my time. I think I've made pretty good progress so far. I'd like to finish this one up this weekend, so that next Monday I can begin something else.

Reference Photo:
Week One Progress:
Week Two Progress:

1 comment:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Nancy, your class sounds like a great oportunity to learn about oils. This is coming along nicely. Looking forward to the finished product.