This week, I have been busy creating sample paintings for my upcoming workshops. It’s going to be a very busy spring and summer!
Trees, baseballs and arrows… A few of the workshops are for local library programs, so I created paintings that went along with their summer theme of “sports.”
I have a “Paint along with me workshop” for adults as well as a few painting workshops for teens scheduled for this spring and summer.
My niece loves arrows, and I am enjoying watching the Arrow TV show with my husband. Also, I shot a bow and arrow when I was a kid, so I figured I should include an arrow painting. Actually, I think it will be a really good instructional painting. I painted three arrows with each one having more details/difficulty, so they become more challenging as you paint each one.
This picture below shows the different sizes. (And notice there’s only a tiny bit of paint on my fingers!) 🙂
It was an interesting process to create a painting, knowing I would be teaching a beginning student how to paint it. I actually took notes in my sketchbook as I painted and wrote down all the paint colors I used. I also tried to keep the color palette’s pretty simple and used just two brushes. It was certainly a different process than when I paint my own paintings. But I did have fun with it, especially the little baseball. I think I may need to do a couple more sports balls… you know, just so I have more examples. 🙂
Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell