Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Day 19 Sunset With Palm Tree Silhouette
Every time I paint something, no matter what it is, I learn something new. One thing I learned, is that I have no concept of proportions. I kind of already knew that, but I wonder how to learn such a thing. My sun is way too big, for what I actually wanted to paint on this picture. Two, I love my fan brush for clouds and painting on the glass cabochons. It does not leave streaks and makes nice clouds. However, this is the second time I have tried using it for palm tree leaves, and forget it, it just does not come out right. A thin, but not too thin, script liner works much better. The third thing I have learned, is that there is probably no way I can replicate any of my pieces exactly again. I guess that is why artists make prints of their paintings. So far, all my painted pieces are one of a kind. I do love how I got the orange to look like it is shining through the leaves of the palm tree. Oh, and for some reason I thought it was a good idea to leave one whole branch off. I wanted to get the whole sun, or most of it. Now I am not sure that was a good idea.My dolphin is a bit fat, and could actually be a whale, lol! Caitlin joined in today, and painted a rendition of her beanie bear at Dolphin Springs. In a couple of weeks, this one will be listed in my Etsy store, with all my other unique paintings. The blue grapes, yes I know grapes are not blue, is on a practice plate, that I keep for reference. If you follow this blog, then you know the last time I made grapes they looked like a cluster of grapes in the shape of a pear. Since I was waiting for Caitlin to finish, I decided to practice grapes. These are much better, just the wrong color.