Sunday, November 04, 2012
He used a very limited palatte, paynes grey, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt umber and white, using heavy body acrylics.
I thought torn paper stencils would make a good start and he did enjoy ripping the sheets of paper to make mountains. A little lecture on how the things furthest away are always paler and then I stood back and let him do the rest.
Drying each layer with a hair dryer is good practice for impatient people, I guess he gets that from me :)
Lecture two was that nature isn't even, so his trees and shrubs are a subtle mix of colours and he did a good job of adding texture. The beach and rocks were great fun to do, stabbing the paper with the brush to add different colours at the same time. I think he did a fantastic job and he loves it.
For this landscape he used the same palette as before with the addition of apple green.
There is a third picture, but I forgot to take a photo. I am very impressed a the progress made in just three days, I must be a very good teacher ;) My g-son is quite a forthright young man and he told me he wouldn't like me as his regular teacher because I nag too much!!!
Posted by Wendy at 4:11 pm