Participants of the last Saturday Fun and Pleasure painting session definitely proved there is nothing too complicated when applying the right color on the right spot, so we painted sky in so many variations of red, blue and yellow, and we didn’t stop there.
I noticed a while ago that using full color images did not work very well for beginners or starting out artists’ classes and workshops. Why? It seems that when we are seeing the complete image it is more difficult to pay attention to underlying layers and not focus on final details. It happened so that details got the most focus at the beginning stage, and the entire picture was left out of site. I thought, it would make sense to go with steps and simplified layers leaving the more definite objects for the end.
This time, we taped down the eye level in order to apply all colors on the top part. Afterwards we worked out the base layers for the bottom part, adjusted shades and only afterwards placed larger trees. We adjusted some shades and added some details at the end. It is hard to believe, but even those participants who were practically absolute beginners got very nice paintings. We have to take into account that the total painting time was 2 hours and 40 minutes from start to finish. 20 minutes are devoted to recharging and lunch. Well, I’d say there is nothing wrong with adding some highlights after a while which could be some days later when the paint has settled down.
The main thing is: that was a lot of fun, great socializing, especially for people who don’t go to pubs and clubs, but prefer some more creative and more fulfilling activities.
Fun and Pleasure painting Saturday: one side of room
Fun and Pleasure painting Saturday: the other side of room
Fun and Pleasure painting Saturday: view from the end entrance
Fun and Pleasure painting Saturday: lots of works in progress
Fun and Pleasure painting Saturday: Jan’s art
Fun and Pleasure painting Saturday: Calia’s painting
We loved these colors
Fun and Pleasure painting Saturday
2 hour demo on cardboard
Finished up the demo version on canvas
Some pictures really did not come out that great because of light, I mean, too much light. There were also quite a lot of people, so it was tough to get everybody on a picture.
Next Fun and Pleasure Acrylic painting afternoon is on December 6!