Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens...
For this exercise you will be gathering up a few of your favorite products. This can be anything from a can of soup to your favorite face lotion to a brand of tea. You will then be using the primary colors to paint each item, creating Five 5" x 7" Paintings (or larger/more - if you'd like). This is a really great exercise to get a better feel for mixing colors and to gain more confidence as a painter.
“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8 color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64 color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64 color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s okay though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8 color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation. So when I meet someone who’s an 8 color type… I’m like, hey girl, Magenta! and she’s like, oh, you mean purple! and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, no I want Magenta!”
I used Blick acrylic paints -Red, Blue, Yellow, and white to paint all five pieces.
I worked on Strathmore acrylic paper.
Using a mechanical pencil I sketched out each image before painting. For a couple of the pieces I painted the background first, then sketched out the image, then painted it.