Camo

Camo

5″ x 7″

Ink and watercolor

Prompt 15 Inktober52

Varnish

I applied a matte varnish to the following acrylic paintings.

Greg

Greg

7″ x 10″

Watercolor on Lanaquarelle

This is a portrait of my husband Greg. I used the materials with the exception of the paper in the Sketchbox Watercolor Portaiture Special Edition Box and watched a lesson with portraiture artist Joanna Barnum of Maryland.

First, I made a swatch of the colors in the kit.

Using a photo as a reference, I sketched out the drawing.

(photo by Greg)

(photo by Greg)

Layering paint drying in between layers:

First coat of background paint:Added several more layers for the shading and the background until I felt that it was finished. I am really happy with this painting!

Eye

Eye

4″ x 6″

Prompt 14 Inktober52

Bottle

Bottle

5″ x 7″

Blue and Red Pental Ink on Strathmore Marker Paper

Prompt 13 Inktober 52

Sakura Blossoms

Sakura Blossoms

9″ x 12″

Golden Acrylic On Fredrix Archival Canvas Panel

Break

Break

5″ x 7″

Prompt 12 Inktober52

4 Color Schemes

This past week I studied color theory through Acrylic University’s Color Mastery Bootcamp with Dianna Shyne and Jed Dorsey.

First, I set up a palette using Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Pallet. To help conserve costs of palette paper, I use dampened baking parchment paper.

I set up my limited color palette using the following colors: titanium white, cadmium medium yellow, quinacridone red, quinacridone magenta, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, and indanthrene blue.

I studied my color wheel.

And painted the following study: Four Color Schemes.

Clockwise from upper left:

1. Complementary (blue-violet, yellow-orange)

2. Analogous (green, blue-green, blue-violet)

3. Triadic (violet, green, orange)

4. Split-Complementary (red, blue-green, yellow-green)

Lush

Lush

6″ x 6″ Ink and watercolor

Prompt 11 Inktober 52

Photo by Gregory