Paintings Beach Style

Thursday, September 6, 2012

For the record... I'm not too much of an artistic person. But Michael's was offering a painting class so my mom, aunt and I took the seascapes painting. The painting that we were copying was not what I had exactly had expected or liked at first.

So this is what I started out with! Yay! Blank canvas! This is a little intimidating.

We drew straight lines breaking our canvas up into 3 unequal parts. The first, lowest part is the sand which we painted first.

It's pretty plain right there, but it gets better. We had to do a lot of "spritzing" aka getting down and dirty with the paint. That was kinda a fun part. the next part was the sky... that got a little harder. There were color mixing and clouds.... the first clouds got covered up with blue and painted again later. Man that was tougher than I imagined.

Next came the ocean and a few rocks, then the store was closing. SO we had to come back tonight. But that was ok. I was able to relax and paint better tonight. I finished up my rocks (which I put fewer rocks than everybody else), ocean spray and redoing the clouds! Yay!!!
I didn't really like the painting when I first saw it, but after painting it for myself and putting in all of that effort, I kinda like it. I am going to try to paint another (smaller) one to hang in J and my bathroom when we eventually move in together.

I'm very excited and can't wait to start on another painting.


1 comment:

  1. Damn that's pretty amazing that you did that. I don't think I have the patience!