Cindy's Mountain Getaway, replete with rhododendron
Well, since it is already 90 degrees and muggy here in Atlanta, it was nice to visit my friend up in the mountains, where it was cool and sunny! Of course, I was wanting to get out of town to switch up my subject matter, but when I got there, Cindy had so many beautiful FLOWERS all around, that we ended up painting those! We just did some studies and practiced seeing and color mixing. As you can see, she had great little vignettes everywhere:
Even some peeking into the kitchen window, near a gift painting of mine in the corner...
First afternoon, Cindy did a nice study of the sunflowers in bold strokes, which was a great start to her getting back into painting after a lengthy break.
The next day, we set up a simple pot and apple to work on massing and turning the form:
My block-in above, and
Cindy's finished painting...
Another set-up that afternoon...more complicated!
The set-up and the two easels (my EasyL on the right).
We were using Golden Open Acrylics ( I am practicing for a trip this fall ), and of course, as you can see above, a very limited palette...titanium white, cadmium yellow light (called cadmium primrose in this line), cad red medium, and ultramarine blue. That's the palette I almost always use; for me, it makes things simpler and often leads to subtle mixtures, which I can never exactly duplicate. That in turn, creates variety, which is a good thing! Now I AM going to paint something different...