Instead? I just started an oil painting class on Sunday afternoons and grabbed up the photo of Ted and took it with me last Sunday. Did a fast sketch onto the canvas (and as you can see it was a truly quick sketch - no measurements, no nada) and started painting away.
In watercolor? The sketch is everything. It takes hours. You measure. You erase. You paint carefully.........one pass washes.....
With oil? Wow!!! I just layered on the colors, moving eyebrows, moving lips, changing noses.......it was so much fun!!
And it looks not one iota like Ted. Oh well. I had a good time and there's always tomorrow, tomorrow as Little Annie said!
Ted's workshop, this year, 2011, starts on June 13. Can't wait.
|grainy photo of the painting - sorry|