A few more weeks left for the Abstract Painting class I’m taking and I have to say, I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit. I even think I’ve learned a little something. I’m still a long way from being completely comfortable with the “style” but I don’t feel as lost as I used to and that’s worth a lot to me. Viewing the work below may go a long way towards convincing you I’m still quite lost but at least I’m having fun… what else is there, really? For your consideration: (these are posted in the order they were done from week to week by the way)
The surprise is that I’m actually attending to my blog. Hope you are well, happy reader, (all one of you) and that the year is heading toward ending on a high note for you.
As you know, I’ve been taking some painting classes at the local Watkins College of Art and Design and I’ve been enjoying it quite a bit. I will post some of the images I’ve created so far in the next blog post.
I thought it might be interesting to some to see a recent painting/sketch I did from start to finish. I use the word “sketch” because I’m not sure I would say this painting is fully realized as it turned out to be more of an exercise. That’s not to say I don’t like it or don’t think it’s successful to a degree, but I do think I’ve exhausted my options with this particular piece. I think I got a little carried away with the graphite toward the finishing stages although my opinion changes from time to time on that point. I do like the colors, the “action” and even my feeble attempt at allegory, but I won’t bother with all that now. I just wanted to share the stages that went into this particular piece. I always enjoy seeing someone’s work as they’re doing it; it’s nice to sort of travel the same road in some small way. I think it gives a little insight into the creative process. At any rate, here we go…