This project starts with - well - a mess! Splashing, removing, painting with paper towels. There are no flowers on the table, no photos. Just you and your imagination. Once the splotches and splashes are in place, the artist finds the bouquet, vase and table (if any) and negative shape paints (this time in a light colour) to paint out anything that is not the above. Students are encouraged to use lots of paint.
The next step is to loosely define one flower as the focus, and lightly build up the others, trying to stay loose and easy, and to maintain some of the yummy background that was first created. The results: a juicy, loosey painting of vigour, colour and personality. And, as you can see, each one unique!
Next week we will explore a similar exercise. Want to join us? Let me know through FB, by phone (613-294-0373) or by email. $20, all supplies included, Wednesday evening 7-9. I also run a program Monday afternoons from 1-3:30.
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