At North Greenville, for our landscape project we were able to go outside and paint en plein air. It was a lot of fun. We used mainly our palette knife to first mix the colours and then apply them straight onto the canvas. In this excercise we wanted to actually show texture and brush strokes, which also gave it a rather impressionistic approach.
At North Greenville we were working on painting still lifes in colour. In this exercise we learned how to mix the paint to get the exact colours we wanted and also to use the complement of a colour to create the shadows. These were fun projects to do.
One of the classes I’m taking this semester at North Greenville University is Painting I, where we’re painting still lifes in oil. In our first project we were learning about value by painting white objects in front of a black background. The painting of the shapes was the one I worked on in class, and the bird one I did out of class. This is the first time I’ve used oil paint. I’m really enjoying it.