Equine Art and Animal Portraits
I want to learn how to paint better. I never really learned the different techniques, mediums or styles that most painters have been exposed to. I am perfectly happy to experiment and see what happens – and indeed love some of my creations. But becoming better means learning from others as well as self-discovery.
So I recently attended a Kamloops Art Council workshop on acrylic painting put on by Thor Fridrikkson. I would put a link to Thor’s work her – but I couldn’t any of his stuff online. If you live in Kamloops you have seen his paintings in the windows of the Brendan Shaw office at the corner of 1st & Victoria during the Downtown Art Walk.
Anyway, here is my first results.
I feel like I still need to finish the rocks in the foreground. But it was fun to learn about his techniques. The best part – he uses way less paint than I had been using! 🙂 By layering thinner layers of paint he gets great depth and colour complexity. I had been putting globs of different colours on the canvas to get the same effect. So that in itself made the whole workshop worthwhile – and inspired me to learn more.
Next up, I am keeping my eyes open for a workshop in Kamloops by the fabulous David Langevin 🙂