Today’s tutorial isn’t totally about the painting process here, though you get to see it happen….but it’s more about my own process of learning to paint something in nature, and how hundreds of studies can then make their way into painting a portion of a painting like this “out of my head.”
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Watch the video below or click here to see it on YouTube.
For this painting, I ended up trying to paint like others – which didn’t really work out “feeling” like this was a piece by “me.” I’m still not sure I have words to put around what my style looks like. It’s one of those “know it when I see it” moments that I get from a painting that really comes together. While I’m pleased with this outcome, it’s not what I’m looking for. And rather than being sad about that, it just means I have a lot more fire to paint in coming weeks and months…..and lots to learn. When I’m learning I’m a happy camper, so…that’s a good thing! This painting is for sale here.
Another fire painting, much more my style, probably….it’s also for sale.
I made a little marshmallow printable that’s super easy to color; and all proceeds will be donated to Royal Family Kids Camp! It’s a charity that I worked with years ago, they take abused and neglected kids to camp for a week to show them what life looks like when it’s full of love.
I didn’t have a lot more to teach this week, with everything going on. Too many tears. But art saw me through. Here’s what you may have missed this week:
- Monday’s easier fire tutorial
- Tip for fire on black paper
- NEW CLASS! Mini Storybook Camping Scenes
- Marshmallow fundraiser printable
- A few brushstrokes of a fire sketch (short video)
- The rest of the watercolor sketches were just on my own, no video. But…addictive!
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