Shelter in place need not be painful. Study something new I say. If you’re a painter, study painting techniques or color theory. But put the time to good use. When this is over, we want to have something to show for our time.
And Practice Practice Practice
I’ve taken the opportunity these days to not only study online extensively but to muck about with paint. My wife has kindly allowed me to create an emergency paint studio in the front entrance area.
Last post, I started with a painting I completed while in isolation. Make the best of your situation, especially if you’re a painter. So I had so much fun, I did it again. Now I should probably say upfront, it’s a bad idea to show you the source photo because you can see I’m nowhere close to perfect realism. But it’s painting after all.
The Inspiration Photo
My goal was to create a mood of hard labor, painful work, and foreboding. So i expanded the rock face and wanted to narrow the work area and darken the water, to make it more dangerous. After sketching it out in my book, I took a paint pen and sketched on the colored canvas. Pencil lines are too hard to see.