Welcome to my journey to France to spend a week with Mike Snow, artist extraodinaire,
Our next art project, like the last, find a blank and white photograph and paint it as you see. Eliminate the other dancers, change the tutu, and of course add colour.
First step - sketch
Missing pictures of painting a solid background, and drawing in the dancer. this is the first rough coat.
a few more details. don't love the background. need better light/dark balance.
and the final look. the costume came out looking more like feathers than tulle. i had planned to add some swishes of the brush to give an illusion of tulle, but we liked it the way it was. (plus as someone with a bird obsession, i mean - they look great!)
And we continued to have delicious meals prepared by the chef, Timothy.
picnic lunch from the market
lasagna a la Timothy
rich gateau chocolat
feta on toast with tomato relish
Mike showed us this picture to demonstrate each artist can see a subject differently - as these paintings demonstrate.
for our next challenge - choose a subject you would like to paint.
Then choose an artist whose style you would like to emulate. i chose Modigliani.
draw subject on canvas
outline in black. change angle of upper hand. rethink kim kardashian butt.
it was a cold rainy day - so here's some wine!
roughed in base coat
use purple for shadows? nope.
add a bit more depth
Stay tuned for more from my week with Mike and Tim....