Ray M
Project

Indian Harbor Beach, Florida

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Painted on 12 x 16 canvas board. Used titanium white, unbleached titanium, payne's grey, phthalo blue, light green, burnt umber and burnt siena. I started the project before signing up for Bennett Vadnais's class, so I did not use all the prep techniques Bennett describes. I started with putting down basic background colors straight out of the tubes. My color mixing was all by the seat of my pants and wasn't very sure I was getting the same value and hue second times around. But I was able to follow Bennett's suggestion of leaving details until last - especially the staircase where I could not have gotten all the proportions and perspectives right without using the help of transfer paper. I have to watch the class again especially to better understand work flow and technique. Although I like the final result I achieved, I am not happy with all the brush and canvas marks and the lack of control I had over exactly where the paint went. Is the piece for sale? No

You Can Make This

Ray M made Indian Harbor Beach, Florida with:

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Online Class

Acrylic Landscape Painting

with Bennett Vadnais

  • Acrylic Paint

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Painted on 12 x 16 canvas board. Used titanium white, unbleached titanium, payne's grey, phthalo blue, light green, burnt umber and burnt siena. I started the project before signing up for Bennett Vadnais's class, so I did not use all the prep techniques Bennett describes. I started with putting down basic background colors straight out of the tubes. My color mixing was all by the seat of my pants and wasn't very sure I was getting the same value and hue second times around. But I was able to follow Bennett's suggestion of leaving details until last - especially the staircase where I could not have gotten all the proportions and perspectives right without using the help of transfer paper. I have to watch the class again especially to better understand work flow and technique. Although I like the final result I achieved, I am not happy with all the brush and canvas marks and the lack of control I had over exactly where the paint went. Is the piece for sale? No

Q&A with Ray M

excepevents asked:
I think you did a great job here! I especially like your handling of the water and you achieved a sense of heat and atmosphere beautifully. Nothing to apologize for, in my opinion.
Ray M answered:
Thanks for the encouragement. It's much appreciated. I'm still exploring new techniques and have only tried this landscape class. Any tips on what class to take next?