Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ArtUnraveled Day 6

It was my last day of classes.
I took a class with Katie Kendrick. She is a lovely person.

Tales from the Land of Odd I've always been attracted to the odd and in this class we'll revel in all things odd and curious, especially those that come from our own hands. We will explore line and paint, using a few images done by the masters as our jumping off place, with the understanding from the start that our goal is NOT to copy or try to reproduce those works in any way, but using them as a resource to gather information about color, shape, design, and inspiration to further aid us in developing our own unique style. Much of the day will be spent working on background techniques, drawing and painting faces and people using pencils, brushes, and fingers, and adding elements of collage when inspired to do so. We will work on 2-3 pieces simultaneously to encourage the 'flow' state of the right brain while at the same time allowing one piece to dry while we work on another. This is an intuitive based painting class with lots of technique; it is well suited to all levels, including beginners.

I had no idea what I was doing in this class! I made 3 backgrounds, but this was the one that I finished. It wasn't odd. Well, except for my cute little dog! I like the tree too. The figure seems a bit static. But it is the first figure that I've ever painted...


Joanne Huffman said...

I love your painting and I'm very happy to have been sitting next to the Background Queen.

A bird in the hand said...

I know that doggie!!!

Lorri Scott said...


It was nice to meet you even though I was so busy and didn't get to spend a lot of time talking with you. I think your painting is very sweet! I like it I lot.


Lauren said...

I love this!