Finally - I did it!! A 5"x7" "daily painting"on canvas on board... WOW! Just pray this will be the beginning of many more. The huge thing is that I forced myself to learn new things... 1) Two days making a spectrum color palette - Began to learn to make all colors from 7 tubes and 12 mixed colors. 2) Pallet knife - no drawing.. I started with the front dark square on the black creamer (without using black) and just kept placing color next to color without drawing. 3)The more I looked the more color I saw...IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!
I ended up with using brushes and not putting on paint the way I want to work - I did too much scrubbing paint and not enough of laying the paint on the canvas. My dream is to mix the color I see - pick it up on the brush or knife and place it on the canvas in one clean stroke - then go to the next color...working slowly and carefully. Need to learn to make my strokes work.
BUT I AM ON MY WAY!!! My goal is to post at least two paintings a week and to offer them for bidding starting at $5...to at least cover the mailing cost. Please write to me.... I love to hear from you. Also adding photos of my 12 colors and center mix of complimentary color mixes. ... I feel like I am beginning to get some control of color.