Below are the three paintings I did for the online five day class I am taking. This is a new technique that will show me how to do some texture with watercolors. Right now I do not like them at all but I guess I will be ironing them later in the week (this is watercolor on t-
The second part of lesson 1 is to finish one or two of the cats I drew yesterday. One of the ideas Carla mentions is to paint them with acrylic on canvas. I didn't want to do this because it is exactly what I've been doing for too long. My favorite thing is to use boxed canvases with glue and acrylic paint.
I had to do something new.
I went into my bedroom and found this piece of canvas drop cloth. Yes, it is canvas but a totally different kind! And so I cut a piece of it (I tried to rip it first but that didn't work well).
So,here's the piece of canvas. I decided to try and use watercolors on this drop cloth.
Here's what I chose to use: watercolors from Walmart, water, brushes and my handy yogurt lid for a disposable palette. Those circle things I didn't use so I won't mention them again. If you look you can see the two cats I chose. I drew them on the canvas with ballpoint pen. I asked my husband to buy me a fine-point black sharpie for later assignments.
I also added some flowers in the middle of the cats for the left one to give to the right one.
This is a real fuzzy picture but I'm including it anyway. I messed up. I added black to outline the girl cat's mouth and it got away from me.
I fixed it by painting over it with white and red....it takes a while for this canvas to dry so I had to make sure things were really dry before doing a next step.
I am almost finished. I am liking the cats but I have no idea what to do with the background. Not sure about the flowers.
All the extra stuff takes away from the two cats. I don't like the words or the flowers at all. I do like the cats though.
Cat One. The color is brighter in person.
Second Cat. She is cute...
So I cut them out and threw the rest away. Not sure what I will do with them yet. Maybe I'll make them into bookmarks.
I am concerned that this is the second cat that I've made that has a big red nose! I will continue to try and try new techniques. Lesson Two I will do tomorrow. It is a blind contour lesson.
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