1st painting in progress::palette from 2nd painting
Loving the abstract painting class. The teacher is really great and I am learning lots and trying to push myself out of my comfort zone while still painting from a place I recognize. The piece with the pink and blue (shown above) is still in progress and while I really like where it's going it is much more similar to something I would have done on my own than it should be. Instead of opening up and exploring the entire 30" square board, I divvied up the canvas and made it more manageable (not pushing myself enough). That night's class was about color and emotion and putting something on the board that we connected to emotionally. I really like the color and feel of the piece and I have it on easel at home and will definitely be working on it over the next few weeks. The color palette shown is for the 2nd painting I started and that piece is much more abstract in nature and it really resonates with me. I will be bringing that one home to finish up too and look forward to sharing it with you once it's finished and talking through the process of creating it. We still have two more nights of class and all I know is that we will be exploring color and form. This class is totally filling the creative well and I really feel like I want to paint something crazy big after it's over. Today I was pricing 5'x7' canvases...that could be a bit overwhelming but maybe I could try something more like 3'x5'. Have you worked on a really large painting? What do you love (or not love) about working crazy big?
ps: to counter working big in class I needed to work tiny so I created a mini version of 'A Place To Just Be'...it is titled 'The Getaway':)