I have already posted "What's Your Hurry?" I liked it. Loved it even, but wondered about wheather it was really finished or just I was ready to be done with it. Actually the biggest thing I worried about was weather it should have some warmer colors in it since it is mostly cool colors. So I posted it in the animals forum of WetCanvas (have I mentioned I love this site?).
I only had a few comments. They were generally good with a few exceptions. 2 people suggested working on the shell more, to give it more detail. The only problem with that is the reference photo doesn't have a bunch more detail. Another person suggested I add air bubbles since turtles are air breathers...this sounds like a good idea, but once again the ref doesnt show this, and I really only paint what I see. I can take things away from the photo (and even this is a new triumph for me), but adding is a challenge still. And speaking of taking away...one person suggested removing the fish behind the turtle that intersects with the turtle. Now this fish was bothering me too. I had already removed several fish that were bothering me so removing this one is a good idea in my book.
I started working on it last night, I'm not sure how it will work out. While working on it I had one of those "I suck at painting" moments. I always have this fear that I've already done the best work I'll ever do...that I will mess up the painting I'm doing...so many fears...
Monday, August 29, 2011
So the class was fun. It was challenging but fun. I believe 15 people ended up attending. So much bigger than the last time. 3 of them were under 15 and two of those ended up being the largest part of the challenge. As their parents did just dropped them off and with it being such a big class I could not give them the attention they needed. So they ended up goofing off a lot and not really getting as much out of if as they could have.
Every one else seamed to have a pretty good time. Two of the students gave me really big complements. Later, on facebook, they posted they were heading out to buy their own paints because they couldnt wait for the next class! I thought that was so cool!