Thursday, May 16, 2013

Exercise: A Sketch Based on Gustav Klimt and a Photograph of a Lake

This is my sketch done in sharpie medium point marker, fine point marker and gold marker.

The basis of my sketch was this photograph from the WDE of the English Lake District.

The other part of the challenge was to use the style of the artist,
Gustav Klimt.  If you have read my blog you will already know 
that I am fan of his work.  I chose to use his drawing "Blood of Fish".  
It is shown below.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Green Turtle Rising

8 x10 Acrylic on stretched Canvas.  Painted from a photo 
for the Wetcanvas WDE.  Glad to have the acrylics out again.  
Enjoyed it but I need to loosen up a bit more.  Acrylic is 
a nice medium, but dries very quickly with the wind and heat.  
It is better to paint here as soon as it is light, while the air
is a little cooler.  I use a stay wet palette, extender gel
(retards drying) and I spray the palette and back of the canvas 
with water, but heat and wind are formidable opponents.  
Maybe it is time for oil paints?