|Art (or something passably resembling it)
||[May. 7th, 2011|10:49 pm]
We had an "art day" here at the house. After doing some errands and cleaning, we stopped at the local art store in town and picked up some paints and cheap brushes. We then returned home, spread out plastic drop clothes, made those always-fashionable garbage bag smocks, and went to town.|
Timothy did some fine two-color abstracts, which I'll post once they're dry enough to put in the scanner.
I got out my old easel and on a canvas board did one of my first paintings in acrylics. (And I'll use that as the excuse for any quality issues.)
Our resident auntie and nanny also gave it a go and has a good start on a piece. She's doing things properly and painting in multiple sessions.
I'm from the Bob Ross school of art so for me this was one session, wet on wet, there are no mistakes just happy accidents.
"Canyon Campfire" by Nicodemus
Ok, art is awesome, but Twig's link cracked me the F up! haha :P
Ha, yes, rather liked that. Was a bit too familiar. :D
It's a raccoon, right?? : )
That's no 'coon... It's a space station!
Oh, sorry. I meant yes, it's a raccoon. :)
Edited at 2011-05-08 10:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, it was a fun family activity. I want to encourage experimental learning and instill the idea that you can try new things.
Impressive for your first! Most impressive...
You have a good understanding of light, color, and depth.
With some practice and time, you could be a skilled artist. You definitely have a extremely good foundation *Grin*
I hope to see you try more!
Ryngs D. Ratt
Thank you. Quite a compliment, given your own skill level.
I've done maybe a dozen oil paintings but almost all just landscapes. (Was quite literal about that Bob Ross comment.) While I think I did decently with the light, the color wasn't quite as interesting as I'd like. I really need work on character forms and poses. My figures don't have much style or dynamism to them.
Thanks again for the encouraging words! :)
I love the mood & lighting of your piece, it's very illustrative. *loves pics that beg to tell a story*
Also, cheers to family art time! It was because of such practices in my own childhood, that I knew I could use hairspray as a fixatif. Totally saved the day a few times in college when I ran out of the real deal. ;)
Thanks. And I didn't know you could use hairspray for that but it kinda makes sense, now that I think about it!
Some work better than others, and aerosols work better for not spitting drops over the piece, but totally!
*recessed mom-gene kicks in for a second* ...and it makes the pic smell all "pretty!" *chuckles*
very nice, is there anything that someone in your household can not do??? I'm impressed.
I know you linked me to this before, but it kept getting curtailed by a conspiracy of network failures and work-based distractions, so I only just managed to see it now. So belatedly: this came out quite nicely! Well done.