Category Archives: Colour Mixing

Weeks 5 & 6 – Project – Busy Street Scene

My art teacher brought in some black and white photographs for us to choose from.

Bar CentraleThere were loads but, I really liked this scene so decided to give it a try.  The only criteria we had to follow was that it must be Mixed Media.

I opted for Watercolours and pen.  I also felt I wanted to try a different approach to how I normally work.  So, I decided to try a loose, sketchy feel to it.  I wanted to convey the feeling of actually being there and the spontaneity of the painting rather than feeling as though it had been painted from a photograph.  I think it was fairly successful but, I’ll let you decide what you think.  I’ve posted the finished painting under the Mixed Media Paintings Tab.

Week 3 – Still Life

Following on from last week’s practice session, this week’s lesson was to compose our own still life incorporating cloth.

I decided that oranges would look good on the green and white fabric.  I also opted for a mixed media painting using Watercolours and Watercolour pencils.

Oranges & Tea TowelI need to finish it at home and once I have I’ll post it in the Mixed Media Paintings tab.

Fishing Village Project – Week 3

Today’s art class was centred around finishing our Fishing Villages.

I was really pleased that I was actually able to complete mine within the 2 hours.

We laid our work out on the floor and it was amazing to see the diversity of our interpretations.  The majority of us used restricted palettes and you could see the harmony of the colours really well. 

Some people still have their paintings to complete so, we are going to bring all the paintings back again once completed.  It will be interesting to see the final results.

I ended up adding Gouache to my painting so, I have posted it under the Mixed Media tab.

Fishing Village Project – Week 2

I had painted some colour swatches during the week but, still remained undecided as to which colours to use.  I decided to ask my art teacher today what she thought.  In the end I opted for a 4 colour-triad of Vermilion, Lemon Yellow, Cerulean and Ultramarine.

Fishing Village (WIP II)

I am optimistic that I will be able to complete this painting during next week’s lesson.