The Stretch

aquafirWell, I talked about feeling like I was in a rut the last time.  I decided I needed input.  I have been painting for about 10 years and have not taken any classes since the very beginning and those were in watercolor..  Someone sent me a link to a class being offered by a local Artist.  The style he worked in was abstract and although I have done several and have loved the form,  I always felt less than  confident about my abilities.  I had gotten several DVD’s of Artists and watched other artists online create abstracts, but it never translated into going to the studio and creating something.   So, throwing all caution to the winds, I signed up for all three days of the class.

By the end of the class, I was not sure WHAT I had learned except that it seemed to give me permission to play.  That, apparently, was what was needed.  I have been having fun exploring this new area. There is something totally different about being in a class environment with other Artists (even though that is very scary) than watching a DVD or a video.  I was expecting nothing of substance to come from the class and in fact I came away with a painting that is now framed and on the wall.

And in the week that followed, I went to the studio and created a large canvas (larger that any I did in the class) which I am very pleased with.  That is represented here.  It is good to keep making art.

 

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