Current assignment: Divide a canvas in half. “Paint two versions of the same scene side-by-side. Paint one in monochrome and the other in color.” Then, I’m to take a photo of it and convert the colour painting into a black and white image so I can compare my monochrome painting with the values from the colour one. I’m to do three of these studies.
I chose to be fairly loose with the drawing, blocking it in with thinned grey water-mixable oil paint and I think I used my #2 Blick Masterstroke bristle filbert brush. I have mixed feelings about the results. But, that’s par for the course. I’m wanting to move into a more impressionistic style and it’s turning out to be even more challenging than I imagined.
Now it’s time to tackle the colour version.
Here are my reference photos:
And something pretty cool . . .
Barry John* wins Silver Medal at Carmel Art FestivalReturning to the festival after a gap of fourteen years, Barry walked away with two top prizes at the Carmel Art Festival in California: Best Oil/Acrylic Painting for his 24×30″ work, and Silver Medal for a 16×20″ work. Watch the video demonstrating how he developed the Silver Medal painting while standing in the ocean!