Red Umbrella

A quick painting on the patio at my local coffee shop on a rainy day. I’m working on putting down a few large shapes with as correct color as possible, then glazing over to “tune” the color for more accurate saturation and value. I made the shapes of the tree limbs with dark brown, then went over that with light blue and purple to cool them off. Greens tend to be too intense, so I’ve been glazing with light red to get a better olive-ish color. The umbrella started out mid-warm red, to which I added light blue to cool and lighten the top and warm dark red-brown for the bottom.

New iPad picture

Another 25-minute picture from P&C drawing session last Friday night. Procreate using aaaronorg’s brushes and post-processing techniques. I’m also looking at Charles Hawthorne’s “Hawthorne on Painting” about painting using color spots and Burt Silverman’s “Breaking the Rules of Watercolor” on how to do “heavy” watercolor paintings that are closer to oils than traditional watercolors.

New Ipad Painting

I’ve been going in two directions at once. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple weeks understanding aaronorg’s watercolor workflow with fair success. I’m also trying to understand his Procreate brush ideas and how to use and modify them. I’ve still got a lot to learn.

In addition, I picked up my old copy of “Hawthorne on Painting” and I’m trying to put Hawthorne’s ideas into practice. I tried painting the model against the light (Hawthorne) using Ipad/Procreate/aaaronorg technique at the Palette and Chisel yesterday in the open drawing session. Here’s a 45-minute painting of Dylan that I was pleased with.

Special thanks to aaronorg for generously sharing his work. You can find him in the Procreate forums and on YouTube.