|check out Susan's very large|
|The Birthday Girl!|
|see those squiggles?|
1. The focal point of the painting will be where the darkest spot meets the lightest spot.
2. Use A LOT of paint. Be bold, not tentative!
3. Do not mix more than 3 colors - or your results will be "muddy."
4. Adding "squiggles" will add movement to the painting. (I really loved the squiggly parts!)
It was incredible how unique and beautiful everyone's painting was, even though we were imitating the same piece of Judy's work. Not sure if it's a left-handed thing or a "got to be different" thing, but the orientation of our model piece didn't resonate with me, so I turned it upside down and painted mine that way. :)
|Carolyn, Irene, Cathryn, Connie, Susan, Allie, Grace|
After I got home I decided to work on improving my canvas... I've got no wall space, and it's all about learning, right? So why not?... using paint I had at home, I brought my petals down around the seed pods on each of the smaller blooms. I learned it just didn't pop, because I didn't have the same paint colors! AND THEN... I painted over the entire canvas - a nice soft blue - to try something else. Maybe even another sunflower, I'm not sure yet. I got sidetracked with a fall quilting project. More on that soon! :)