Yes, it's been awhile, but I'm still around.
Aside from daily life stuff,
here's a few things I've been experimenting with.
There was a local class about painting
on red canvas
so I wanted to try it.
You are supposed to let a lot of the red show through,
thereby enhancing the painting.
I just cannot!
When I try, I cover up most of the red.
I am just not patient enough to make all the
little required strokes, and not blend, to make the
red canvas help my painting along.
But anyway, it was an experience.
Some of the little red flowers are red canvas
showing through, but one can just as
easily paint red flowers.
I did do a thin wash on the sky and the red is
showing through there.
I tried a raw sienna base instead of red,
but I didn't refine this poor dog because
it just wasn't working out.
This one worked out a little better, but
it still was not done like it is supposed to be.
You may recognize this picture.
It's on the front of the Frederix Canvas pad.
I don't know the original source artist or I would credit.
If you want to check out this style of painting, which is FAR different
than I have done above,
google Caroline Jasper.
The correct way is interesting, but way too busy for my poor eyes.
You might have more patience and want to try it.