My grandparents commissioned me to draw a portrait of my lovely mother. Her scarf took a long time to work on, but I think it really completes the picture. I also like the strong contrast of values for this particular portrait. It was quite interesting drawing a family member. I find it’s a nice thing to have. I am sure my grandparents will enjoy it.
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.