Still no clue, but making progress…
Okay, three weeks into this experiment with acrylic and … still no clue, but making progress…
I’ve settled into a routine. Well, it’s only been a week and a half, but it’s working so far. In the LPM class (5:00 – 7:00) I do quick watercolor sketches from the model … five or six of them. Then the next day, in the afternoon class (1:00 – 4:30) I create acrylic paintings from the ones that appeal to me the most. The results are definitely mixed.
The beauty of this arrangement, however, is that in the LPM class I only have to worry about the composition. And in the afternoon class I only have to worry about picking the colors and using acrylic paints. And I’ve even started organizing my color choices: each week I pick a color combination and see what happens. This week it was the split complementary of purple, yellow and orange. Not a combination I would normally like but, hey, it’s a learning experience.
So… here is one of my quick watercolor sketches. I haven’t painted it yet, so it’s just the sketch.
And here is one of my purple-yellow-orange paintings (the various shades of brown are different combinations of purple, yellow and orange).
You can still see in spots the blue of the initial watercolor sketch. In some places I followed the sketch outline, in other places I ignored it or combined shapes. The time delay from evening sketch to day(s) later afternoon painting makes it easier to forget what I had been looking at to make the sketch and simply focus on the painting itself.