Sunday, February 26, 2012
Monday, May 30, 2011
I could not resist trying to copy the painting on Cook's Magazine. The color palette in this painting is very limited which makes it a little easier for me. Mixing colors without making them muddy has been a big problem. I painted the same painting first in a 8x10 with a palette knife and it ended up being very successful. The lesson I learned was to keep the brushes clean and change brushes with every change of color used.
I started painting with Carole Mayne 2003. I needed a project for a painting and saw Monet's beautiful painting again.It looked fairly simple with large open areas, simple stokes with large brushes... Little did I know how difficult of a challenge it would be to get the reflections in the water and the depth of the painting. It was a struggle and my first attempt of painting water.