This is another sponge painting done from the book Sponge Painting: Fast and Fun Techniques for Creating Beautiful Art by Terrence Tse. This one was a real challenge. I couldn't get the highlights on the vase correct. I made them much too thick and white rather than transparent and tapering at the bottom. I tried to correct it but it was difficult. The perspective of the lily on the right is all wrong. I also don't feel like there is any sense of depth. Usually I'd chip away until I felt more satisfied, but at the moment I can't bear to mess with this painting any more. I am ready to move away from sponge painting for a while and on to something a bit more me!
Monday, January 24, 2011
I had a lot of fun with this sponge painting completed with acrylics from the book:
Sponge Painting: Fast and Fun Techniques for Creating Beautiful Art by Terrence Tse. As usual I ended up having to improvise and muddle my way through it because it's never as simple as the instructions make it seem. The background was especially fun to create and I learned a lot about highlights.
I started experimenting with acrylics last year. Painting is a whole different ballgame from pencil or charcoal. It's messy and hard to control and time-consuming, at least for a pathetic beginner like me, but I love it! These were done prior to the 1000 paintings idea so I won't count them toward that number. But here they are!
This is the rough draft of a painting I did for my brother. I did his on a smaller, wrapped canvas. The style of the background sparked my interest in sponge paintings.
This painting was done from a set that included the paints and a how-to booklet. I feel a little like a cheater when working on these kind of projects, but it was a great tool to learn how to mix colors, paint in layers, etc. Gotta learn somehow! And I always end up doing things my own way anyhow. Maybe I don't follow directions that well.
This is a painting of a B-2 bomber. My dad works for the company that builds them-Northrup Grumman-andI thought it'd be fun to give it a whirl. It is also the first landscape I've ever painted...pretty obvious, huh?
I wanted to paint some calla lilies, I fell in love with them when picking out flowers for my wedding. I haven't finished this by a long shot - I'm adding a couple more flowers and hopefully some holly, stephanotis, etc. that made up our Christmas wedding floral arrangement.