August 2015 Blog Posts (4)

Acrylic Landscape Course

Because I have not been posting many acrylic paintings lately, I just wanted to let you know why.

In July I started an online Acrylic Landscape Course that is probably going to take me 6 months to a year to complete. I have about 64 painting exercises to do (some small some large).  The paintings that I do are not what the instructor does...you watch the techniques used and then you are given a bunch of photos with which you create a composition  using one or more of them. Here is a…

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Added by Wanda McDonald on August 24, 2015 at 2:44pm — 6 Comments

Golden Acrylics Lecture/Demo

Well I was so thrilled today to attend a Golden Acrylic Demo by Shari Pratt (a Pitt Meadows local artist and Golden rep). My head is so full of stuff that I learned today that I think it's going to burst. It was great to ask questions about products I have and/or want to get. It was a 2 1/2 hour session and it just flew by...wow what a day! Came away inspired to do more acrylics and to try my hand doing watercolours on a canvas panel with a fiber paste ground...just think no buckling/warping…

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Added by Wanda McDonald on August 22, 2015 at 7:09pm — 8 Comments

Honourable Mention...

My two July challenge entries Moving On (coloured pencil) and  Old Mill in Ink each received an Honourable Mention. I was so thrilled that I just had to share this with you all. I think I will keep up my daily sketching. Thanks so much for allowing me to post my daily sketches (well not all of them...don't want to drive any of you away from Karen's awesome site!)…

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Added by Wanda McDonald on August 9, 2015 at 5:15pm — 11 Comments

Started as a quick sketch....

This started out as quick morning sketch and just seemed to evolve, so now it is a work in progress.

It is my sister's house that sits on 11 acres in the Okanagan area of BC. We call it the hidden house, because you cannot see it from the main road. Anyway, I used a photo I took last September and thought I'd challenge myself by trying to do an ink sketch of it (since, as Lynda knows, I am terrified of doing buildings/structures). It sort of has a comic book look to it. Not sure if I…

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Added by Wanda McDonald on August 3, 2015 at 8:34pm — 11 Comments

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