|Altered Surfaces, by Chris Cozen|
Using Acrylic Paints With Gels, Mediums, Grounds & Pastes
I think I have enough projects to get me through the winter!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Watercolor Weekend, Day 3: Tom Lynch
We put leaves over the underpainting and painted over them with dark values.
We learned to find a focal point and soften the colors in other areas of the painting. We added some positive shapes and some veins in the leaves.
Here is mine with a mat over part of the painting.
I ended up with a semi-abstract, colorful painting with a glowing focal point. I like it, but think I will try it again. These leaves were kind of torn up, and did not make as crisp an image as I would like. Compare mine to these of Tom's.
I purchased two Tom Lynch instructional DVDs, and then went to the trade show. Very overwhelming! I limited myself to a few supplies that the instructors had recommended: spray bottles for spraying paint, and some of the 300-lb. Bright White Arches paper that Tom Jones recommended on Thursday.
Oh, yes, and I had to get just one new book from Suzanne McNeill's booth.