Orange Skies and A Gouache Class: Daily Art Practice
Here is another orange sky to share. Our last week was busy and left me with only a few days to get tasks completed. My children had two days off from school, one of which we spent running around.
This week, I don’t have a lot of chit chat so I will leave it short and sweet.
Daily Art Practice
I love collecting art supplies and I have a lot that I have been gifted or purchased after seeing someone else use them on Youtube. I don’t always know how to use them, so they sit in a drawer until I get up the motivation to watch a tutorial or play. Gouache is one of those mediums that I am learning. I have a water-based set (pan) that I use occasionally and an acrylic based set (tube) that I haven’t figured out how to use. I really want to learn how to use the tubes but since acrylic gouache is fast-drying, I know a most of it will go to waste. So, instead of experimenting with the tubes for this project, I took the easy way out and used the water-based pans. I find it is still opaque, it just requires more than one layer as it goes on thinner than the paint from the tubes.
Last week’s Artist Date was a gouache class that I purchased back in the summer but didn’t take the time to watch. I always forget how fun classes are until I take the time to sit down and watch them. This first layout is the two projects from the class, one scene from each instructor. The theme was People and Places so the instructors combined both into one scene. I found it to be a great exercise to practice composition.
At the end of the class, I was so inspired that I went on to choose two photos from Pinterest and combine them to create my own composition (below). One of the things that I love about this loose style is that it doesn’t require a lot of detail so there is more play and spontaneity involved. And play seems to involve less stress and expectation, which sounds good to me.
Happy Tea Day,