Welcome to this week's painting post... it's been a worrisome week for me and not a lot of painting.
I did continue to follow along best I could on the free online course Start Your Art and learned a few tips along the way. Unfortunately I didn't paint any masterpieces. I might just share a couple points that hit home however, and I did paint portraits of the teachers so there is that.
It's good practice for "seeing"
I also learned when blending the secondary colors you won't necessarily use equal amounts as different colors come in different intensities... good to know!
I was challenged to paint using two colors only, and all the ways you could blend them... I watched and will try that soon... it wasn't the week for concentration. I also spent most of my time this week in the studio working with fabric, and listening to my book City of Girls.
From the classes I learned the value of creating a storyboard. I'm not a big planner, I work intuitively using everything I've learned along the way, using inspiration from odd sources, using my wonderful supplies. I do not plan well. It takes joy away for me, but.... but... I saw the value in a storyboard.
Especially for fabric art. Collect representative colors, textures, mood words, pictures all in one little sheet, to see them together. It's got a place...
One person taught us a LOT, maybe too much info, on calligraphy. I didn't want to rush out and get her supplies but I had lettering markers from a Christmas present so at least I took them out of their package and put ink to paper to try some of the lessons. Push down when going downward for a thick line, and light as air coming up for a thin line.
One speaker say to meditate, see what images come to you, what colors, what words...
It was really too difficult to concentrate (my poodle had injured his leg the night before and worries of having to see a vet in an area where they don't take covid seriously makes us scared) but I tried to meditate with her, and saw blue and green, and wings so I put that down. I see this exercise could jumpstart an art quilt session.
I did a quick collage yesterday after listening to another teacher, who's lesson did nothing for me but it slowed me down mentally enough to at least do a page in the journal from ripped papers and paint.
because I love this song, it's Fall, and it's Neil Young and Nora Jones together... enjoy the music and scenery
I heard a story this week from my friend, about one of her relatives. A woman who didn't believe it was a threat, went about her life as normal, gave it to her son, dil and their tiny baby. It's not responsible or kind to ignore this health crisis that is world wide.