Today is the last day of the Paint Along Series on Sandy Allnock’s blog, and I rather enjoyed painting along and seeing what everyone created. I laughed at myself a lot during the making of this painting because I inadvertently splattered dark paint across the picture midway through, but thankfully I was able to lift off the splotches quickly. Then, the moon was ridiculously lopsided and wonky at one point, but I think I rectified it pretty well by smoothing the edges a little, lifting paint, and painting more branches across the uneven areas. In planning out the black paint, I wanted to be sure to mix enough so as to not run out and then not be able to match it up correctly, and boy did I ever do a good job – I mixed up so much black paint that I can probably paint at least five more of these (maybe I will)!
Paint Along, Day 5
Hope you enjoyed my week-long journey. I had fun making the paintings even though some were not the greatest – you can’t win them all, right? Now, what to do with all that extra black paint? TGIF 🙂
Day 4 was a little challenging for me because I tried to paint looser than I usually do, but sometimes it just seems like a mess to me. I mixed all the greens myself rather than using premixed paint. Like Day 3, I felt like the scene needed a little help, so I mixed the Quinacridone Rose with the French Ultramarine Blue to make a purple color that would be cohesive with the rest of the painting, and I loosely scattered the ground flowers with this purple.
Paint Along, Day 4
The yellow in the center probably should have been darker, and the color on the path could have been darker too. Learning, learning, learning! This is an okay little painting but I am really eager to get started on Day 5. Fingers crossed that I will finish the class on a high note!
Today’s mountain and lake scene went just okay for me, but I’m not convinced that I pulled it off very well. In this scene I used only three colors, French Ultramarine Blue, New Gamboge, and Quinacridone Rose, but it seems a little lackluster to me.
Paint Along, Day 3
Also, I’m not sure why the upper right looks so overexposed here – it is painted with the same intensity as the rest of the sky. Maybe I should do a little more homework and try different color combinations on this one – and take a better photo! Happy Wednesday!