At art class last week we had to decide what we were going to paint. I'd taken a few pictures at the beach, and thought I'd use one of those. I was surprised to see that I was the only one who was being original, the rest were basing their pictures on other pieces of work. That is allowed provided it is not a copy, or done in the style of.
This is a dry run, just wanted to have a practise and try a few ideas,and is nowhere near finished. I'm much happier with my technique, I'm learning all the time. When I began I couldn't get the mix of acrylic to water right, or even knew how to mix colours. I'm getting better with both, and feel more confident. I know on this that I've got the perspective on the small pier wrong, but I can change it. I found a way to introduce some texture, I paint the water and then used my pokey tool to score into the paint, then I added some dark and light blue paint. I'll be picking Andy's brain on Saturday, everyone else on the course has been painting for a while, so I am the only newbie. I've used acrylics for my craft projects, but never just for painting, or at least not properly. A finer brush would help with the grass, and for more finer details.
And of course Wimbledon has begun! I was determined to watch Andy Murray walk onto Centre Court as champion, even made an early start to get some vital shopping, milk/bread etc, so I wouldn't have to go after my other therapy class. I did see the start of his match and then the chap came to service the gas boiler!
Hopefully the next post won't be so long.