Passions of an Odd Chick

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Paintings, New Ideas



Some of you have seen a small version of this painting that I did in my journal. I like to draw things at workshops that I have drawn before so I don't waste time on the drawing, and so I can spend more time on the painting. The instructor, Ken Hosmer, started out my critique by saying, "Peggy has her own color sense as you can see". (What was that suppose to mean???) But truly, I kind of lost my color sense at the workshop because I couldn't really handle Pthalo Green and Quinidone Rose because they were new to me. But I made it through and I learned about lights!! And Darks!! Things I should have learned a year ago but couldn't get through my thick head.

This was my second painting. Again, I drew something I was familiar with drawing. After the classes on Friday, I came home and went over the background and added the red and blue to cover up too much rose. I like it much better and maybe he wouldn't have been so hard on me color-wise if he had seen this correction.
You can imagine that now my mind is exploding with new ideas! I rush to get my chores done so that I can paint these days.

7 comments:

Carol Anne Strange said...

These are just so full of energy, Chick, and I love your colour choices. You definitely have an eye for what works. Inspired, I'd say! :-)

simplyred said...

They just get better and better! This class you just finished has truly been good for you! And what he said about you having your own color sense was a definitely compliment. You do, and it's a great color sense. I am absolutely blown away by these last few paintings.

*jean* said...

having your own color scheme is a fabulous compliment IMO....and you do....people are sometimes afraid to use bold color....i'm with you...i love it, the more the merrier....

*jean* said...

that longhorn is fabulous...you really captured the value lesson...contrast makes things interesting to the eye....beautiful!!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I like your sense of color. I'm so glad that this was such an energizing experience for you. I'm planning to take a basic drawing class this fall, and then watch out color, here I come!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

P.S. How self-centered of me. I love the two paintings. I especially love the shading on Sweet Farmer's shirt.

Michelle said...

These are wonderful. I love your colour sense...it gels with mine :)

x