I forgot to take a photo of the cyclists before I started the process of exposing the whites and painting the darks. The two on either side was my 2nd pour done at the same time with the same colors. This was the first time I had poured with acrylics and so wasn't aware of how the colors would mix. I can't believe I got so much green because I started with yellow, then orange, then teal, and then a little phalto blue. I will learn more in the future but will stay closer to my favorite colors to use in this process to highlight the subject matter.
I am not finished with the cyclists but at least wanted to share with you because the process is so different than painting with watercolor alone on Yupo.
The 2nd pour isn't matching any of the images I sent to her so will be either doing another pour over this or finding an image that will work. I guess I don't paint that many green scenes from my photos.
I won't post again probably until Friday. I got sick from the alcohol smell with that many people using it, especially myself and those around me were using a lot yesterday to take off the acrylic. I'm hoping to go back tomorrow.
Comments always encouraged and welcomed!!
We were asked to submit images to her for both workshops. She sent back the ones she thought would be good candidates with a value black and white image of each. I missed the first day from the chemcial reaction to the alcohol from the previous two days, so worked on only one painting--the shutters on the building in Avignon, France. It turned out to be one of the most difficult to do with all the shutters being taped prior to painting each value. I but I did persevere. I'm just about finished and should be posting it soon. I learned a lot of different ways to paint on Yupo and look forward to a lot of exploration on this painting surface.
Just a reminder -- whenever you are painting in a workshop do not expect to produce your best work. It will take me some time to see if this "batik" technique is what I want to apply to my art.
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see.