I was posting in the stuff that’s happening thread about my attempts to get into painting and decided to make a thread for it in case anyone here knows anything about painting or is interested in getting into it.
I’ll talk about the stuff I’ve learned in the last week of giving this a real try, and I’ve spent hours on painting the last few days, I can’t wait for paint to dry so I can get back in and play with it, but tonight I finally had a bit of a break through and things started coming together a little more than the previous two images.
So everything is in one thread, here is my first attempt:
Then I got my hands on a set of Palette Knives and I wanted to try something on YouTube and came up with … nothing at all like what I was looking at (vaguely, at best) but I think it’s fine for a second try, and here is that one:
Then tonight I decided to paint a few coats (three) of Gesso (primer) on my allegedly pre-primed canvases as I read a video that you want to do that, and sure enough the paint obeyed me a little better than before - or maybe I’m just getting a little better, I guess it’s hard to say. Either way, I’ll be using a few coats of Gesso before I paint on any more of my remaining canvases.
Also, I’m running out of some of my colors - that damned sailboat picture really took a lot of my warm colors. :(
This is the latest so far, attempt number 3, and so far it’s everyone in the houses favorite so far, and the one I’m the most proud of.
I’m going to let it dry and sit in my head over night and tomorrow I’ll take another run at it after I get back from the gym. See how I feel about it and if there is any way I can improve (or ruin) it!