Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stretch!

 

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In the long winter months, I don’t paint out much.  When I do, it’s usually in the car..getting paint on all the knobs, steering wheel and myself.  This year, we have been sticking close to home.  So, I decided to take an intermediate oil class to get me going, learn some new techniques, cyber meet some new friends, get ready for a plein air summer!!

One of our assignments was to do a “broken color” type painting.  Each of us worked on the same photo and it was amazing how many variations we all had.  I was pretty frustrated as this is not how I’m used to working.  I wiped out my first attempt, because I instinctively wanted to blend, blend, blend.  After investigating exactly what was broken color, I did this attempt.  Even though it’s not museum material, I really had a lot of fun exploring this method of painting!  It was actually a bit freeing, but take my colors right off my palette and dab!  The the eye do the blending! 

The point of this blog post is to FLY…STRETCH….DISCOVER….PUSH your art and yourself!  Try something new…a technique, and medium, a style…make it your own!  You will never know unless you try!! 

6 comments:

Joyfulartist said...

That's a very pleasing painting!

Claire said...

this is just lovely!
and thank you for your comment on my EDM cup and saucer drawing - i'm now back in action having got my laptop fixed *phew*

Jeanne @The Noodle Factory said...

I LOVE the idea of challenging yourself as an artist and it's what I'm hoping to do more and more. It can be intimidating, but I've decided I'm getting too old too live with regrets. Congrats to you for working outside your comfort zone and then having the courage to share it (it looks great, by the way).

Melisa said...

Looks like this was a challenge well worth taking. I love the results!

Carlos said...

like this. it would go nice over the fireplace.

Carlos said...

this is nice. It would hang well over the fireplace.