What a challenge!! Lone Pumpkin is day 2 painting of Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. It is a 6 x 6 x 1.5 inch wrapped canvas. It is for sale and you can find it on my website www.creativeworksoflindaclark.com under original paintings.
I am also using these 30 days to try new techniques and for learning tool!! In my painting group, Artist, Roisin O'Ferrell challenged the members to paint a still life and to count our paint strokes. This is my real challenge!!
I first bulit myself a shadow box and gathered my subject to paint. Just beginning in September I thought a small pumpkin would be perfect! I painted a base coat with acrylic Naples yellow and then used a thin coat of burnt sienna to sketch my subject. The challenge here is... I never paint with real subjects so it was really hard to paint only what I saw and not what I wanted to see!
I mixed my paints and then some values. I have been reading how to mix colors so this was a great way to get a little practice. I normally just mix a little as I go. I am studing color so I can learn and understand how to paint in vibrant colors! With practice I hope I can teach this old dog new tricks!! Thanks for following me on this journey!! Have a great day and see you tomorrow!!