Wednesday, January 25, 2017

woyww- a succulent!

Painted a succulent for this months tutorial.

  But, got into a pickle with the green I choose.  Anna Mason uses Winsor Newton w/c paints and I use Daniel Smith and usually I can remember to substitute WN names for the ones I am using.  Not this time.  Happily painting away and realised half way through I was using the  wrong green.  These days I just keep going ... finish the job and move on to the next painting.  Life is too short to stress about mistakes.  

Happy woyww and I promise to slowly visit lots of desks over the next couple of day.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

woyww - painting set up

 Not much changes week to week at my desk so I thought I would show you a close up of my painting set up.  Plate, plastic water containers, paint tin and plate cover all purchased from the 2 dollar shop which means I can save my money for Daniel Smith w/c and really good w/c  paper.   I used to use up rolls of paper towel with every painting.  Now I only use a couple of sheets wrapped around a toilet roll which absorbs most of the moisture when I wipe the brush.  This means I only have to change the paper roll when it starts to look really bad.  I generally put out the w/c I am going to use around the plate  and mix the colours on the open space.  Leaving the unecessary colours in the tin (with the lid closed) stops me trying every colour in the one painting.  A fairly simple system that seems to be working for me.

Finally a big pic of the cupcake.  Really pleased how all the different textures turned out
Have a great woyww week.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

woyww - a cupcake and other things

Painting a delicious cupcake and I decided to leave out the bits of blueberry in the icing.

January's tutorial is a succulent and I can't wait to get started.

Repainted the cover of my faces sketchbook.  Much happier with this version.

Finally a pic of the two kookaburra's we were feeding while on holidays.
Back to work next week.