Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Big Art Quest - #bigartquest

Hi Folks,

As if my last post wasn't exciting enough I have some more great news.  For all you budding and potential artists out there I would like to tell you about the new art series I have come across on YouTube.  It is the brain child of The Art Sherpa who can be found here on YouTube. It is essentially a series of free art lessons weekly for a full year to help you on your own art quest.  To learn all there is to know about acrylics and painting from colour charts to how to price your art for selling.  If this appeals to you why not check out the first video on her series and find out more by clicking here where you will find out in The Sherpa's own words what the #bigartquest is :) I have started this quest so I would like to share with you what I have done so far.  We can go at our own pace there is no hurry to complete any of the tasks the videos will be there for as long as YouTube exists.

This is my colour chart, although I own a lot of art supplies I have a variety of different mediums in a slightly larger selection of colours but only really have 6 Daler Rowney system 3 student grade acrylic colours (apparently the best in their class or so I have read).  I am ok with this as I am pretty sure I can made do with what I have for now and add other colours as I go along.  I will definitely be continuing to grow as an artist so will continue to grow my collection of acrylic paints and with a bit of luck upgrade them to artist quality eventually.   

So as part of the colour chart lesson it was suggested that we look at nature and study some of the colour and colour changes etc.  Well I confess I have not really ventured outside much to do this but as a keen photographer wannabe I take a lot of photos when out and about all the time so I have gone through and picked a couple that I thought would be interesting studying for colour and tonal values. 

here they are

These are great for realising that although there is a lot of one colour it can vary in tone and the pop of read for example on the robin really draws your eye to the robin rather than the snow or the branches.  The top photo shows how although there are some very different colours such as blue pink and even yellow of the flowers there is not a clashing colour in sight they all compliment each other :) Don't you just love nature :)

Thank you popping along and reading.  I hope you get excited about and join in the #bigartquest and start your own Art Journey :) T x


  1. So glad to have on the quest with us !!

  2. Thank you, I am grateful and soooo happy to be part of your Quest :)