Art Camp started yesterday with six great young artists. These kids are just 5 – 7 years old and look at what a great job they did on Rodriguez Blue Dog! Super work everyone. Keep it up.
A few weeks ago I shared with you my day at Long Green where I went to paint with other artists for an upcoming show that will benefit Blue Ridge Hospice. (Read more about it here.) I completed one of the paintings that I started that day. When I get more details about the show I will pass it along.
Long Green, oil on canvas, 9″x12″.
Completed Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. This is the second domed field in the series that I’ve painted. To see all the paintings that are done so far in the Painted Diamonds series click here.
Because of the really stormy weather we had yesterday I only had one young artist come to class yesterday. When this happens I let them choose what they want to paint from the paintings they may have missed in previous classes. Ethan chose to paint Lincoln. And what a great job you did Ethan! Wonderful. You can see what the other artists did with this painting last year by clicking here.
I am always so proud of my art students and love sharing their work with you. I often post photos of the kids paintings and forget to take photos of the adults as they finish their paintings. But yesterday it seems that everyone was finishing paintings at the same time so I got some great shots. These are all Wednesday morning or evening students. Keep it up girls. Great job by all!!!
I am using acrylic paints for the baseball parks that I am doing for the Kickstarter project. I chose acrylic for a couple of reasons. First, they dry quickly which makes it easier to put in the details I need in the background scenery. And second, because acrylic dries quicker than oils I can store these paintings as I work on them. Thirty 18″ x 24″ canvas are not easy to store so being able to stack them really helps. :)
As you can see from the photo there is quite a few different brands. As I tell my students in art class, every painter has to explore different brands and colors and find their own favorites. These are some of mine. Here are the acrylics I am using:
Winsor & Newton Artists’ Acrylic: Graphite Grey, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Buff Titanium, Naphthol Red Medium, Permanent Sap Green
Master’s Touch Acrylic: Pale Blue, Warm Grey, Flesh Yellow
Atelier Interactive Artists’ Acrylic: French Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber
Fundamentals Artist Acrylic: Azo Red Deep, Red Ochre, Crimson
SoHo Urban Acrylic: Burnt Sienna
Allen Montague Fine Non-toxic Acrylics: St. Johns Blue
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