Artists Statement

I paint as often and as much as I can. I take classes when I can afford it, but the money usually goes to buy more art supplies. This blog is to share the results with you! I am a Work in Progress.

Dianne Lanning Fine

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Three Mangos and a red winged blackbird

Three Red Mangos
It's time to take on the challenges again, and keep in practice with the watercolors. This is the 22nd challenge from RookiePainter and can be found there already. The picture is a 4X6 watercolor done with Lukas aquarelle paints on Canson's smallest watercolor block. This was probably an opportunity to try impressionism once again, maybe there will be a quick one with oils on a 6X8 canvasboard. For some reason it seems necessary to do it first very realistically just to get familiar with the shapes and shades involved, to get the detail in mind.

Next is the Paint and Draw Together challenge. This one is #19.
It's a red winged blackbird on some kind of fuzzy twig. Again it's a 4X6 watercolor on the small Canson block with Lukas paints. It would have been better to take the time to use friskit but, impatience won out this time. To the really experienced painter watercolor is amazingly fast, but to the (much) less experienced painter it takes planning and forethought. Many things in life would be better with planning and forethought. Hmmm. At some point this lesson too will be learned.

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter! We did!

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