Today I attempted painting number 3. I have no words of inspiration or quotes from better people this time. So here goes…
This time rather than just trying to paint something willy-nilly, I decided to find an image online that I wanted to take a stab at – with a paint brush that is. I was mainly searching for images of old wooden fences. Also, I wanted to try something that didn’t have the sky in it – different from my first two paintings.
Here’s the image I chose. You can tell this is the image I chose because it looks nothing like my final painting.
To start I laid down the various background colors and painted the path. You’ll note there is no blue in this painting at all, which is the opposite of how I started my last two.
To be clear, the only colors I have are red, yellow, blue, black, and white. So it’s all about mixing paints until I get the color I want (can settle with).
Next I added trees. I left gaps in them so when I put in the leaves they wouldn’t have to compete with a dark brown trunk. I now wish that I had put the completed trunks in. Oh well.I also started to add grass in the corner using a new brush technique I haven’t done before…and I really like it!
Leaves. Needs more leaves.
I tried adding some grass to help fill in the image and try to cover the base of the trees and edges of the path. I tried to add some orange in the background like a bush or something, but it turned out looking like a fire. Sorry trees.
I added a lot more grass to the foreground. This is the technique I would have like to have used in my first painting, rather than the ground looking like a beach. But what’s done is done now I suppose.
And now we add the signature. This time I tried toning it down. It’s probably still too big, but maybe that’s just my style. Also, ‘S’ is a very hard letter to paint – in case you were wondering.
As you can see, even though I went online searching specifically for images with fences to paint, I wound up not painting the fence at all. I liked the look of this painting so much that I didn’t want to ruin it with a poorly done fence, so I thought “screw it” and slapped a signature on this masterpiece. Perhaps a fence will feature in my next painting.
So that’s it for now. Thanks for reading! And lastly: Merry Christmas to you and yourn!!!