Life has been so incredibly crazy that I simply haven't had the time to update or really even paint something decent other than the classes I've been teaching. I was traveling and volunteering for a fund raiser and chaperoning ballerinas out of state and then spring hit, and it's gardening time (and I have a LOT of gardens)....too busy, in my opinion.
So, here's a little bit about a "glass" class I taught to one of my private students. Hope you enjoy it.
I staged this on my kitchen table in the sunshine. I really wanted to stage it with limes...b/c you know the commercial "you put the lime in the Coke, you nut, and shake it alllllll up"...but I was fresh out of limes...hence the title, "Fresh Out Of Limes", so I used lemons instead. I was really drawn to the shadows in this one.
So, I masked the highlights and the Coca-Cola words. Anywhere the light hit, I masked. This doesn't take long.
I started out with a Viridian Green and Payne's Gray with a bit of Prussian Blue mixed in. I wet one whole section at a time to get the general first wash colors. The top section first and then the bottom section.
Control your pigment with a thirsty brush.
There's really not rhyme or reason for the things that I do. I have no art training, I just trust my instincts, really.