I liked this format for a colour wheel so much that I decided to go on and do another one using primaries and secondaries directly from the tube based on Betty Edwards recommendations in her book Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors. Colours used are Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Orange, Cobalt Violet and Permanent Green. I added Titanium White and Mars Black for the tints and shades. I could have done some smoother gradations on this one, but it serves its purpose all the same. And no brushes to clean!
October 11, 2015
I came across this quote a while ago, not realizing it was from Eleanor & Park. I may have to read the book now so I can understand what it means to look like art. And to complement the quote is a piece of art that makes me feel nothing. But I’m going to call it done. Perhaps I’ll like it more when it’s covering a book.
October 4, 2015
From Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic:
August 30, 2015
After my recent frustration with lemons I’ve decided to spend some time checking out how others have painted lemons. Here’s my version of one of Cézanne’s.
I love the way his fruit is practically outlined – I may have to play with that more. In my various Cézanne searches, I came across this quote:
“Style is not created through servile imitation of the masters; it proceeds from the artist’s own particular way of feeling and expressing himself.” – Paul Cézanne
Perhaps M. Cézanne would consider my painting based on his work pointless and I kind of like the irony. Makes me want to continue my ‘Lemons after Masters’ project.