Which medium do you prefer? eg. oils, acrylics, etc.
Are you a full time artist?
Who are your favourite 2 artists?
Nicolae Grigorescu and John Constable
Do you have any goals for your painting?
Being a mostly self- taught “artist”, I am looking to learn more and improve my composition –especially to learn how to simplify a composition- to improve the contrast in my paintings, how to achieve maximum impact on the canvas with a restricted palette and many, many more.
G'day Ana, thank you so much for the very nice comments on my scratch art pelican. I started painting 7 yrs ago when I retired at 70 and tried acrylics and oils before I found watercolors. I love watercolors but alas, it's a medium where looseness is a great asset and well, I very detailed. You know start wuth an 1 1/2" brush and find yourself using a rigger in short order..... Started scratching 16 months ago and love it.. Chuck :) XX PS I've been watching your painting roll by as I am writing this and love you works.. very very nice.. Chuck :)
Thank you Ana for the comments about my first attempts and tips about where to find photo advice! You do very lovely work and I am looking forward to learning more and more from this site and the sharing from artists such as yourself :)
Oh Ana! You are very generous with your remarks! Sounds like we have things in common with our painting - particularly with wanting more confidence "to loosen up". When I find the time to do the workshops they are great- not only for Richard's good instruction but also for the encouragement from the friends we make along the way!
Thanks Ana for your comments. Yes I agree the pink tree is like a blob! But I didn't want to give it too much detail and lose the depth in the scene. Will have a think about that one. I am very pleased with my painting of the Great Lake and the leaves weren't difficult at all. I have a nice little angled brush and simply used the side of it to create the leaves!