I completed my second exercise and am gaining confidence as I go. I followed all of John’s instructions and then I “made it my own”. I painted a simple fish in a dark environment. I didn’t really like the quinacridone gold fins and I had trouble with the background so I scrubbed back the fins and made them a purply gray and then I flicked in bubbles. The bubbles are in a reverse S pattern and help walk the viewer through the small painting.
I am still struggling with realism but am making some progress. I’m willing to take it slow. John’s instructions are also a good reminder about how to mix certain colors. Thank you John!