|the start to jesse reno’s paintings during our workshop at an artful journey|
i have so many wonderful photos to share from my most recent journey to california last week. but first, i just have to show you the painting i created in my workshop at an artful journey with jesse reno.
|done on bristol paper with dick blick fluid acrylics (very nice).|
the process started out with lots of layering of color, using only your hands.
then i started to find a few objects and shapes within all that color.
i really loved the face i found in this painting. i saw this cuddly nose and defined the eyes. maybe you can kind of see a little face above his big head? as if this little creature is sitting on top of his head. well, the lovely louise spotted him and i went ahead defining him more to fit the image i saw in my head.
but after a bit, everything around these two cute characters started to get too distracting. so i blocked it all out with this gray-blue, almost like a fog.
then the next day i came back to the studio, i was in a pink hearted mood, so i went ahead and added a layer of red and white and mixed it all until it made me smile again. i love the doorway that seems to be surrounding these two. i imagined it as one of those word bubbles in a comic strip, something revealing some sort of message.
after a while though, i wanted the big guy to stand out more, so i covered a bunch of things up again, and redefined it all so it seems like there’s some sort of feathered hat on his head.
the entire process was really fun and revealing. i know this painting still isn’t complete, but i haven’t started working on it since i got home. it’s sitting up in the corner of my studio, just waiting for that moment of inspiration!
there’s a little interview with me right over here!
and a HUGE thank you to everyone who has already signed up for my
HOW TO PAINT AN OWL E-Course! I am so excited for class to start! the early bird sale continues all this week!