mixing secondary colours

My latest assignment* is to mix secondary colours from red, blue and yellow and use them exclusively in a painting (still life or landscape). So, just violet, green and orange. Adding a little white and/or black was allowed.

So far so good. Need to make a few adjustments here and there, and add some details (ie. the markings on the tape measure), but overall, it’s going pretty well. Learning a lot — which is the point, of course.

secondary colours still life - in progress by sld 041416

My reference photo:

Secondary colors still life by sld 1200

* Virtual Art Academy course

I refuse to think about it anymore

ikea colouring page - garden by sld

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
― Andy Warhol

Just discovered that this is Lisa Clough’s favourite quote. And now it’s one of my official fav’s.  Who is Lisa Clough? You can check out Lisa’s website here and her art videos on YouTube here.

*IKEA colouring pages available at http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/pdf/fy16-IKEA-coloring-pages.pdf. Enjoy!

checking values straight out of the tube

tube colours values

tube colours values bw

We had an assignment to check the values of our paints straight out of the tubes. Interesting exercise. My blob of viridian spread rather unevenly, making it a tad more challenging to decide where it belonged, but otherwise, I guessed chose fairly accurately. I have the permanent alizarin crimson at 2, but perhaps it’d be better suited to the #1 spot, sharing the space with my french ultramarine.

I’m looking forward to having a bit of fun with colours. :o) I’ve been watching some episodes of a programme called The Forger’s Masterclass and gathering some ideas. Great show. Click here to see the episode about the artwork of Andre Derain.

thinking about drumming . . .

Fred Astaire drums skit (Damsel In Distress 1937)

I’ve been away from the drums more than at them these past few months, but hopefully soon I’ll be able to make a better reacquaintance with me lovely kit.

Did you know that . . .

“After Fred Astaire’s first screen test, the memo from the testing director of MGM, dated 1933, said, “Can’t act! Slightly bald! Can dance a little!” Astaire kept that memo over the fireplace in his Beverly Hills home.”
(Chicken Soup for the Soul, by Jack Canfield and Mark Hansen)