The Florida State Park Plein Air Painting Tour – Painting each of Florida's State Parks on location
The Florida State Park Plein Air Tour opening show is coming up quickly! The show opening at the Mt. Dora Center for the Arts is on March 11th, so I am busy framing and preparing the displays for the show.
Since I am super crazy busy already, why not sign up for a new painting class! LOL!
This month I am taking an online portrait painting class with Chantel Lynn Barber. She does fabulous acrylic portraits in a very loose painterly style. I haven’t done any portrait work(except for a few Santa Clause’s and I’m not sure he counts!), nor am I used to using acrylic paints so it is definitely a learning process! The good thing about this class is it is online, so I can paint whenever I can
My first assignment was a loose portrait just to get a feel for the method Chantel uses. It was a real challenge to figure out creating a face without “drawing” and also to figure out how to use the acrylics too!
The next week I did another portrait and still struggled with using the acrylics. Acrylics dry darker, so I need to practice mixing a lighter color so that when it dries it looks correct. Two more weeks of painting to go!